Disease cases from mosquito, tick, and flea bites tripled in the US from 2004 to 2016.
May 4, 2018


  • Illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites more than tripled in the US from 2004 to 2016, according to the latest Vital Signs report.
  • A recent study found that 84% [PDF-2.2MB] of local vector control organizations lack at least 1 out of 5 vector control competencies and need improvement.
  • State, tribal, local, and territorial health departments can use a coordinated strategy to support vector control programs and protect people from vector-borne diseases, such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease.

Interested in learning more? Join us for a Vital Signs Town Hall Teleconference on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 2–3 pm (EDT).

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Up coming Events


On April 9,2018 There will be a training for Child Care Providers on Food Safety.  This training will educate participants about how to purchase and prepare foods for children in child care, how to keep kids safe from food borne illnesses, and proper prevention tips to wash those germs down the drain.  Below is the link to register for the class.