Mosquito-borne diseases can be passed to humans by the bite of infected mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can spread pathogens (germs) through bites. The best defense is to take steps to avoid being bitten by infected mosquitoes.
This dashboard uses interactive data visualizations to display vector-borne disease case data (counts and incidence rates), emergency department visits for tick-related illness, and vector-borne pathogen (germ) data in mosquitoes and ticks.
The Department conducts routine testing of mosquito pools and other sources of vector-borne illness. The results are published weekly during the annual peak period for vector-borne illnesses.