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Mosquito-borne illnesses

Mosquitoes are vectors of disease, meaning they have the ability to pick up, carry and transmit the agents that cause a specific disease. Many agents are viruses, including those responsible for West Nile disease, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, St. Louis Encephalitis, Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika.

Experts, including those at the Centers for Disease Control and Florida Department of Health in Volusia County, indicate the chance that any one person is going to become ill from a single mosquito bite is very low.

Animals also are affected by mosquito-borne disease.  

For more information about mosquito-borne illnesses, visit the Department of Health's Environmental Health website by clicking here.

Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory

CDC West Nile Fact Sheet

CDC Zika Virus Fact Sheet / Español

United States Geological Survey - Disease maps

Florida Department of Health, Arbovirus Fact Sheet

Florida Department of Health Chikungunya Fact Sheet

Florida Department of Health Dengue Fact Sheet / Español

Florida Department of Health Eastern Equine Encephalitis Fact Sheet

Florida Department of Health St. Louis Encephalitis Fact Sheet

Florida Department of Health West Nile virus Fact Sheet

Florida Department of Health Zika Virus Fact Sheet

Zika Virus: Past, Present, and Future

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