CDC Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD) – protects the nation from bacterial and viral diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks and fleas and houses much of the world’s expertise in the diagnosis, prevention and control of these diseases
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) – information on the components of integrated pest management (IPM)
Mosquitoes and You: West Nile Virus Training for Elementary School Students (Volusia County Health Department, Florida) – multimedia training program with age-appropriate games, videos, and workbooks K-2 [PDF - 1.3 MB]; 3-5 [PDF - 1.7 MB] and includes a teacher's manual [PDF - 907 KB]. This program was developed in collaboration with the Volusia County [Florida] Health Department.
Pictorial Keys to Arthropods, Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals of Public Health Significance – pictorial keys used to teach animal identification to personnel (sanitarians, engineers, physicians, veterinarians, etc.) without special training in taxonomy
Stormwater Management and Vector Breeding Habits [PDF - 220 KB] – fact sheet about stormwater-runoff management
Vector Control – This section from Emergency and Terrorism Preparedness for Environmental Health Practitioners provides information and technical assistance on vector control for preventing disease and protecting public health.
West Nile Virus – links to information about West Nile virus
What Is Integrated Pest Management? [PDF - 305 KB] – fact sheet defines the five components of integrated pest management (IPM)
Where Have All the Vector Control Programs Gone? (Part One) [PDF - 251 KB] – information about the importance of vector control programs. This is one in a series of monthly Environmental Health Services Branch columns in the Journal of Environmental Health
Where Have All the Vector Control Programs Gone? (Part Two) [PDF - 203 KB] – part two of this journal article about the importance of vector control programs. This is one in a series of monthly Environmental Health Services Branch columns in the Journal of Environmental Health
Reports by Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute Graduates
These reports were prepared by graduates of CDC’s Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute. These documents have not been revised or edited to conform to agency standards. The findings and conclusions in these reports are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more reports search the EPHLI fellow projects page.
Links to information from outside CDC
Before the Swarm: Guidelines for the Emergency Management of Mosquito-Borne Disease Outbreaks (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials) – analysis and recommendations for countering the threat of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks: plan ahead, involve others, use the best science and data, inform the public, and responding to a mosquito-borne epidemic emergency
Joint Statement on Mosquito Control in the United States from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – highlights challenges posed by the emergence of West Nile virus in the Western hemisphere illustrate the importance of cooperation and partnership at all levels of government to protect public health
Public Health Confronts the Mosquito: Developing Sustainable State and Local Mosquito Control Programs (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials) – report containing recommendations to create sustainable mosquito-control programs
Public Health Significance of Urban Pests (World Health Organization) – new analysis of the direct and indirect impacts of present-day urban pests on health
Zoonotic Disease: Bioterrorism & Beyond (Michigan Center for Public Health Preparedness) – three-hour online self-training course that introduces zoonotic disease basics to non-veterinarians and explores zoonotic diseases as potential bioterrorism agents