Vector-Borne Disease Prevention Program
The mission of the Vector-Borne Disease Prevention Program is to protect the public's health and well being through the prevention of human disease, discomfort, annoyance, and economic loss caused by vector species and vector-borne diseases agents.
- Zika Virus - Information and Resources
- Plan Review Design Standards - Information, recommendations and design consulting on vector control and prevention
- Mosquito Abatement
- Insect Identification
- Bed Bug Information
- Disease surveillance and control for:
- mosquito-borne encephalitis,
- plague (bacteria passed between rodents through the bite of an infected flea),
- hantavirus (spread to humans via rodent droppings and urine),
- Lyme disease (laboratory testing of ticks for bacterial infection that causes skin, joint, heart and nervous system problems)
- raccoon roundworm (parasitic infection),
- rabies (collection of wild mammals for testing in cases of human exposure)
- relapsing fever and anthrax
- Surveillance Activities
- Dead Bird Reporting
- Public Outreach - Educational presentations and training sessions for groups and organizations
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Got Crickets? Anyone spotting Mormon crickets is asked to report them to the Nevada Department of Agriculture.
In the Reno area, call (775) 688-1182, Ext 278.
In the Winnemucca area, call (775) 623-6502.