Vector-Borne Disease

Apply to Host Interns for the National Environmental Public Health Internship Program

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) has announced the fourth year of the National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP), which is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Environmental Health Services…

Interim Guidance for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just published guidelines to support clinicians in diagnosing, evaluating, and managing infants with possible congenital Zika virus. The revised guidance updates recommendations for the diagnosis, evaluation, and…

NACCHO Report: Shifting Our Approach to Mosquito Control Capabilities in the U.S.

The State of Mosquito Control in the U.S. Mosquito-borne diseases are an ongoing public health concern in the United States, but there seems to be a cyclical pattern when it comes to prioritizing mosquito control…

CDC: Estimated Range Maps for Aedes aegypti and albopictus Mosquitoes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released estimated range maps for Aedes aegypti and albopictus mosquitoes by using a model that predicts possible geographic ranges for these mosquitoes in the contiguous United…

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice highlights NACCHO Vector Control Assessment

The September/October 2017 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice features an article highlighting NACCHO’s recent vector control assessment. Titled, “Examining Mosquito Surveillance and Control Capacity in the Top 10 Areas at…

Funding Opportunity: Mosquito Surveillance and Control Research

The American Mosquito Control Association Research Fund is accepting funding proposals for research projects advancing mosquito surveillance and control. Proposals can be submitted from staff at local and state mosquito abatement programs, public and private universities and…

CDC: Zika Action Day Toolkit

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed a Zika Action Day Toolkit to help guide health departments and other organizations, including community-based organizations, interested in holding a Zika community engagement event. Community engagement to reduce…

Summer is Here and So are the Mosquitoes: Why Local Vector Control is Key to Combating Zika

As temperatures rise well above 50 degrees throughout much of the country, mosquito season is in full swing, meaning many Americans are at a greater risk for mosquito-borne illness. This year’s risk factor is substantially…

Guidance: Technologies for Vector-Borne Disease Surveillance

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) designed a guidance document  for state and territorial health agencies that are interested in surveillance tools to build or expand their vector-borne disease surveillance activities. This…