Vector-Borne Disease

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…

Updated Guidance for Caring for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its interim guidance for pregnant women with possible exposure to Zika virus to include recommendations specific to pregnant women with symptoms and, separately, pregnant women without…

NCEZID: Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

The National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) has just released a new publication highlighting its emerging infectious disease work, covering topics from A to Z – anthrax to Zika. This document features…

Report: Substantial Increase in Number of U.S. Counties with Virus-carrying Mosquitoes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found a substantial increase in the number of counties that reported evidence of the mosquitoes that can spread chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses, according to new research published…

MMWR: Serious Bacterial Infections Acquired During Treatment of Patients Given a Diagnosis of Chronic Lyme Disease – United States

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, “Serious Bacterial Infections Acquired During Treatment of Patients Given a Diagnosis of Chronic Lyme Disease – United States.” The report…

CDC Releases 2018 Edition of the Travel Health Yellow Book

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released the online 2018 edition of CDC Health Information for International Travel, commonly known as the Yellow Book. Completely revised every two years, the Yellow Book is…

CDC Guidance for Areas with a Previous Zika Cautionary (Yellow) Designation

On June 2, 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidance for areas in the continental United States and Hawaii with a previous Zika Cautionary (Yellow) Designation. The guidance, which aims to encourage continued…