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Zoonotic Disease Program

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Control Mosquitoes at Home

Control Mosquitoes at Home

Control Mosquitoes at Home

This page on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website focuses on Controlling Mosquitoes at Home and the Zika virus.

DEET Technical Fact Sheet

DEET Technical Fact Sheet

DEET Technical Fact Sheet

DEET was developed by the U.S. Army in 1946 for protection of military personnel in insect-infested areas. DEET was registered in the United States for use by the general public in 1957, and has been commercially marketed as a personal insect repellent since 1965.

Find the Insect Repellent that is Right for You

Find the Insect Repellent that is Right for You

Find the Insect Repellent that is Right for You

This search tool will help you choose the repellent product that is right for you. You can specify the insect, protection time, active ingredient, or other product-specific information.

Fox Involved in Attack Tests Positive for Rabies

Fox Involved in Attack Tests Positive for Rabies

Fox Involved in Attack Tests Positive for Rabies

A fox that attacked a 78-year-old woman in Lincoln County on April 20 tested positive for rabies and officials are warning the public to stay away from wildlife that is dead, injured or acting abnormally.

Hantavirus Information

Hantavirus Information

Hantavirus Information

Infection with hantavirus can progress to Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, which can be fatal.

Insect Repellents against Mosquito Bites

Insect Repellents against Mosquito Bites

Insect Repellents against Mosquito Bites

Conducted studies involving 15 volunteers to test the relative efficacy of seven botanical insect repellents.

Interim Guidance for Preventing Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

Interim Guidance for Preventing Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

Interim Guidance for Preventing Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

Zika virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus primarily transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Infection with Zika virus is asymptomatic in an estimated 80% of cases, and when Zika virus does cause illness, symptoms are generally mild and self-limited.

NMAC 7.4.2

NMAC 7.4.2

NMAC 7.4.2

Disease Control (Epidemiology) Animal Control Requirements

Plague

Plague

Plague

Humans usually get plague after being bitten by a rodent flea that is carrying the plague bacterium or by handling an animal infected with plague.

Plague Manual

Plague Manual

Plague Manual

This page on the World Health Organization website focuses on Emergency Preparedness (specifically the Plague Manual: epidemiology, distribution, surveillance, and control).

Protection against Mosquitoes, Ticks, & Other Arthropods

Protection against Mosquitoes, Ticks, & Other Arthropods

Protection against Mosquitoes, Ticks, & Other Arthropods

Vaccines or chemoprophylactic drugs are available to protect against some vectorborne diseases such as yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and malaria; however, travel health practitioners should advise travelers to use repellents and other general protective measures against biting arthropods. The effectiveness of malaria chemoprophylaxis is variable, depending on patterns of drug resistance, bioavailability, and compliance with medication, and no similar preventive measures exist for other mosquitoborne diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, Zika, and West Nile encephalitis or tickborne diseases such as Lyme borreliosis, tickborne encephalitis, and relapsing fever.

Public Health Confronts the Mosquito

Public Health Confronts the Mosquito

Public Health Confronts the Mosquito

Developing Sustainable State and Local Mosquito Control Programs

Rabies Information

Rabies Information

Rabies Information

Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal.

Rabies Publications

Rabies Publications

Rabies Publications

This page on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website provides several publications related to the topic of rabies (including data such as weekly reports, maps, & figures).

Top 5 Things to Know About Zika

Top 5 Things to Know About Zika

Top 5 Things to Know About Zika

This poster describes the top 5 things everyone needs to know about the Zika virus.

Tularemia

Tularemia

Tularemia

A disease of animals and humans caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis. Rabbits, hares, and rodents are especially susceptible and often die in large numbers during outbreaks.

Urban Biology

Urban Biology

Urban Biology

The Urban Biology Division is a county-wide effort to protect public health from infectious disease outbreaks transmitted by insects and animal hosts.

Using Repellent to Protect against Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Using Repellent to Protect against Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Using Repellent to Protect against Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Insect repellents registered by the EPA can be expected to repel these mosquitoes, provided the EPA-approved labeling says the product is for use to protect against mosquitoes in general or against Aedes mosquitoes in particular.

West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus

West Nile virus is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. You can reduce your risk of being infected by using insect repellent and wearing protective clothing to prevent mosquito bites.

Zika Virus Information

Zika Virus Information

Zika Virus Information

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.

Zika Virus Information for Healthcare Providers

Zika Virus Information for Healthcare Providers

Zika Virus Information for Healthcare Providers

This page contains a variety of resources on Zika virus for healthcare providers.

Zika Virus Information for Pregnant Women

Zika Virus Information for Pregnant Women

Zika Virus Information for Pregnant Women

Zika virus can be spread from a pregnant woman to her fetus and has been linked to a serious birth defect of the brain called microcephaly in babies of mothers who had Zika virus while pregnant. Other problems have been detected among fetuses and infants infected with Zika virus before birth, such as absent or poorly developed brain structures, defects of the eye, hearing deficits, and impaired growth.

Zika Virus Travel Information

Zika Virus Travel Information

Zika Virus Travel Information

This resource contains the latest Zika virus travel information.