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Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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May 4, 2018
  • Illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites more than tripled in the US from 2004 to 2016, according to the latest Vital Signs report.
  • A recent study found that 84% pdf icon[PDF-2.2MB]external icon of local vector control organizations lack at least 1 out of 5 vector control competencies and need improvement.
  • State, tribal, local, and territorial health departments can use a coordinated strategy to support vector control programs and protect people from vector-borne diseases, such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease.

Did You Know?  information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: May 4, 2018