Public Health Resources for Idaho North Central District

Vector-Borne Diseases

mosquitoeA vector is an organism or animal (such as an insect or mouse) that transmits an infectious agent capable of causing disease. For example, a mosquito is a vector for many diseases, including West Nile Virus. In the control of vectors, a primary emphasis should be on basic community environmental sanitation to eliminate the conditions that make possible their survival and reproduction. Public Health Idaho North Central District provides the following services:

Vector Epidemiology

  • Consultation and investigation of reported communicable diseases and outbreaks arising from exposure to environmental factors.
  • Respond to public inquiries about vector related problems including mosquitoes, rodents, bats, ticks, flies and spiders.

Page Last Updated: 2012-09-12

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