Vector-Borne Disease

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…

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…

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…

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…