- Learn more about ticks and tick-borne diseases.
- Learn more about mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases.
Vector Borne Diseases
MMWR Vital Signs Trends in Reported Vector borne Disease Cases - United States and Territories, 2004–2016 May 4, 2018 https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/pdfs/mm6717e1-H.pdf
- Nearly 650,000 cases of vector borne disease were reported. Most instances of vector-borne diseases go unreported
- Tick Borne
- Reported tickborne disease cases doubled
- Lyme disease accounted for 82% of all reported tickborne disease.
- The combined incidence of reported anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis and spotted fever rose annually.
- Babesiosis, a tickborne parasitic infection contributed to the rise.
- Tularemia and ehrlichiosis are geographically widespread but more prevalent in the central United States.
- Mosquito Borne
- WNV was the most commonly transmitted mosquito borne disease in the continental United States. Its most notable epidemic occurred in 2012, especially in Texas.
- Epidemics of dengue, chikungunya, and Zika viruses were mostly confined to the U.S. territories.
- Limited transmission of dengue occurred in Florida, Hawaii, and Texas
- Human cases of Chikungunya and Zika occurred in Texas and Florida.
- Other Vectors
- Endemic plague, a flea borne disease in the rural southwestern U.S. had fewer than 17 cases annually
Links to Other Sources
- Borrelia Miyamotoi Disease
- Bourbon Virus
- Lyme Disease
- Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis – Includes Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- Southern Tick Associated Rash Illness (STARI)
- Relapsing Fever
- Powassan Virus
- Alpha Gal allergy
- Chikungunya Virus
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis
- La Crosse Encephalitis
- St. Louis Encephalitis
- West Nile Virus
- Yellow Fever