Vector-Borne Disease

The Role of Local Environmental Health Departments in Tick-Related Activities and Services

Find out what local environmental health (EH) professionals across the country are doing in tick control and surveillance in a new assessment from NACCHO. Through key informant interviews, respondents shared the strategies they use to…

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week: Let’s talk surveillance!

By Sandra L. Fisher-Grainger, MPH, Director, Hernando County Mosquito Control With the introduction of Zika to the United States in 2016 in both people and local mosquitoes, vector-borne diseases have become more of a concern, especially…

Community Assessments for Mosquito Prevention and Control Experiences, Attitudes, and Practices — U.S. Virgin Islands, 2017 and 2018

A recent article in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report says that community assessments conducted in the U.S. Virgin Islands during the Zika outbreak response, hurricane response, and hurricane recovery found similar support for…

2019 Northeaset Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases Annual Meeting Report

The Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (NEVBD) membership convened January 24-25, 2019 at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station campus in New Haven, Connecticut. Laura C. Harrington, Program Director, presided at this second…

Public Health Confronts the Mosquito: Developing Sustainable State and Local Mosquito Control Programs

Mosquito control has historically been and remains an important and basic public health function. Given the emergence of viruses such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika in the United States and U.S. territories, the second edition of…