Vector-Borne Disease Control
NACCHO is supporting local health departments (LHDs) to advance the practice of environmental health by increasing their capacity to address existing and emerging environmental health issues, especially in the areas of vector control/integrated pest management and infectious diseases, as it relates to mosquitoes, ticks, rodents, and other emerging vectors.
In the Spotlight
Rodent Control and Public Health: NACCHO Releases Reports on Local Rodent Control Programs
In 2015, NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a study to understand the current capacity of local rodent control programs across the United States. They assessed nine local rodent control programs to identify best practices, challenges, and technical assistance needs. Overall seven case studies summarizing each agency's rodent control program have currently been published as well as an executive summary.
Resources: Archived Chikungunya Webinar
NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released an archived version of the webinar "Chikungunya in the United States." Marc Fischer, a CDC medical epidemiologist, provides information on chikungunya virus disease epidemiology, diagnosis, surveillance, and response in the United States. View the webinar or access the presentation More »
CSTE Vector-Borne Disease Capacity Assessment Report
The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists’ (CSTE’s) report on vector-borne disease capacity compares the capacity of state and large city/county health departments for surveillance, prevention, and control of West Nile Virus (WNV) and other mosquito-borne virus infections in 2012 to 2004. Researchers found that all 48 contiguous states retained some capacity of WNV surveillance. However, surveillance capacity has decreased since 2004 despite the endemicity of WNV and reccuring large outbreaks. For more information, read the full CSTE report or CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.