Insects and Diseases

American dog tick


The mission of the Zoonotic Disease Team is to systematically collect, analyze, interpret, and disseminate data on zoonotic, vector-borne diseases, and infestations among Georgians. Information gathered is used to design control and prevention measures, to evaluate the effectiveness of public health interventions, and to improve services to populations at greatest risk.​

Insects and Other Arthropods:



Diseases Carried by Animals and Humans

  • Avian Influenza, Brucellosis, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), Leprosy (Hansen's Disease), Leptospirosis, Plague, Psittacosis, Q Fever, Rabies, Toxoplasmosis, Tularemia

Travel Related Diseases:

  • Chagas, Chikungunya, Dengue, Leishmaniasis, Malaria, Japanese Encephalitis, Zika​

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