Vector-Borne Disease

Analysis of Express Legal Authorities for Mosquito Control in the United States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) released a report on the express legal authorities for mosquito control in the United States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. The report includes an overview of the…

New Report: Shortage of “Disease Detectives” in Local Health Departments Puts Cities at Risk

This post was written by originally posted on the Big Cities Health Coalition’s Front Lines blog.  Epidemiologist, noun epidemiologist \ˌe-pə-ˌdē-mē-ˈä-lə-jist An expert scientist who studies, detects and tracks injuries and disease in our communities. Epidemiologists serve on the…

Applications Open for Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases Six-Day Training Course at University of Idaho

The Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem hosts the annual Biology of Vector-borne Diseases six-day course. This course provides accessible, condensed training and “knowledge networking” for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, new faculty and…

Manage Mosquitoes with NACCHO’s Vector Control Toolkit

By Marie Smith and Dylan Williams, NACCHO Interns Vector-borne diseases (e.g., Zika virus, West Nile virus, and Lyme disease) are a concern to many Americans, spreading among the population through mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and other…

Webinar Recording: Using Mosquito Surveillance to Make Decisions about Control Methods

Last year, a NACCHO report found that 61% of respondents from local vector control organizations did not make mosquito control decisions based on surveillance data. On August 23, 2018, NACCHO hosted a Q&A-based webinar to provide technical assistance…

CDC Activates Emergency Operations Center for Hurricane Florence

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Wednesday, September 12 to coordinate 24/7 all CDC activities for public health needs before, during, and after Hurricane Florence, including the…