This program is a component in other EHD programs as well as a stand alone program. The Division provides surveillance for insects and animals that could pose a public health threat.

These include surveillance for:

  • Mosquitoes that can carry West Nile Virus, and many other human diseases.
  • Africanized bees that if disturbed can be deadly.
  • Rats and Mice which can carry many diseases including Hantavirus and Plague.

Current public education efforts involve mosquito control, Africanized bees, Hantavirus control and rabies.

Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases Program