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ADVISORY CONCERNING ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES, THE PRACTICE OF “VAPING,” “JUULING” AND USE OF OTHER ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS OR ENDS

Vector-Borne Diseases

Vector-Borne Diseases

Diseases transmitted to humans or other animals by insects or other arthropods.
Usually mosquitoes or ticks.

mosquito

Mosquito-borne virusesWest Nile virus (WNV) is one of several viruses in the US that can infect people. The virus exists in nature primarily through a transmission cycle involving certain species of mosquitoes and birds. La Crosse Encephalitis (LAC) is a viral infection that can cause inflammation of the brain.

tick

Tick-borne illnessesRocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is the most severe tick borne illness in the United States and is spread by the bite of infected ticks. The disease gets its name from the Rocky Mountain area where it was first identified.Ehrlichiosis is a disease caused by bacteria that are transmitted by the bite of an infected tick.

Infestations

Infestations caused by pests such as bed bugs, fleas, and lice.

bedbug

Bed bugs are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed solely on the blood of people and animals while they sleep. They are a problem worldwide, are resurging, causing property loss, expense, and inconvenience. The good news is that bed bugs do not transmit disease.

brownrecluse

Brown recluse spiders are usually found in workplaces with secluded, dry, sheltered areas such as underneath structures logs, or in piles of rocks or leaves. If a brown recluse spider wanders indoors, they may be found in dark closets, shoes, or attics.

More Information

USGS Disease Map shows distribution of disease across US.
Summer safety tips tips for outdoor protection against VB diseases.
Evite Las Picaduras de Insectos (Español)
Tick information protect yourself against tick bites.
West Nile virus information (English) Fight the Bite.
Virus del Nilo Occidental (Español) ¡Luche Contra las Picaduras! 
La Crosse Encephalitis information (English) How you can prevent LAC