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About the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases

The Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD) strives to protect the nation from bacterial and viral diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. Some of these diseases have long been present in the United States while others have recently emerged. These include some of the world's most destructive diseases, many of which are increasing threats to human health as the environment changes and globalization increases. CDC/DVBD plays a unique role, housing much of the world’s expertise in the diagnosis, prevention and control of these diseases.

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What is Heartland virus? a phlebovirus

Recently, a new phlebovirus that causes illness in people was discovered in Missouri. The new phlebovirus has been named Heartland virus. Click the below link to learn more about it.

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  • Crab Hole Mosquito Blues — The Song This podcast is a song about a major epizoodemic of a serious human and equine disease written and performed by the MARU Health Angels Band.
  • Prevent Lyme Disease/Spring and Summer PSA This 30-second PSA explains how to prevent and recognize early symptoms Lyme disease.
  • Get Ticks Off People planning outdoor activities this summer should be on the look out for ticks. Ticks carry diseases such as Tularemia and Lyme disease.

Find more DVBD podcasts/radio spots

What We Do, Where We Do It, and Why:
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DVBD brochure first page.

Vector-borne diseases are among the most complex of all infectious diseases to prevent and control. DVBD combines specialized epidemiology, ecology and laboratory expertise to respond to the challenges presented by vector-borne infectious diseases. Read our four-page brochure about what we do, where we do it, and why. » [PDF - 4 pages]


Photo: A young boy with his grandmother.Lyme Disease
Springtime Means Time to Prevent Lyme Disease

Photo: a hiker.Outdoor Safety
Stay Safe in the Woods or Your Backyard

Photo: person applying repellant.West Nile Virus
Who Cares about Mosquito Bites? We Do

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