Vector-Borne Disease

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…

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Training Module: Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment for Healthcare Providers

The Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) module from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an interactive clinical education tool with case-based scenarios that provides technical training on RMSF. The module highlights key clinical…

Tick Surveillance Tools for Local Health Departments

By Anna Perea, Policy and Communications Lead, Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The distribution of ticks and the pathogens they can…

Announcing NEVBD Pesticide Resistance Monitoring Program Launch

The Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (NEVBD) is establishing a pesticide resistance monitoring network covering the Northeastern region to support public health and mosquito control agencies in detecting pesticide resistance in mosquito populations.…