Insects and Diseases

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The mission of the Vector-Borne Diseases Team is to systematically collect, analyze, interpret, and disseminate data on zoonotic, vector-borne diseases, and infestations among Georgians caused by insects and other arthropods. 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.​



Vector Surveillance: 

Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Diseases (Epidemiology)

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

VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES: WNV, EEE, LAC, Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis (including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever), Lyme Disease, Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, and Babesiosis

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