Texas: Vector-borne Diseases Profile (2004-2018)
Top mosquito-borne disease:
West Nile virus
Top tickborne disease:
Spotted fever rickettsiosis
About the data: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, Annual Tables of Infectious Disease Data. Atlanta, GA. CDC Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance, 2005-2018.
National Association of County and City Health Officials. NACCHO Report: Vector Control Assessment in Zika Virus Priority Jurisdictions. 2017 pdf icon[PDF – 25 pages] [cited 2018 March 19, 2018]external icon (CDC, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, GRASP)
Texas is vulnerable. State and local public health agencies can help address the growing threat:
- Build and sustain public health programs.
- Train vector control staff pdf icon[PDF – 25 pages].external icon
- Educate the public about how to prevent bites and control vector-borne disease in their communities.