United States Virgin Islands: Vector-borne Diseases Profile (2004-2018)
Top mosquito-borne disease:
Top tickborne disease:
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)
The United States Virgin Islands are 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.