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Mosquitoes are vectors for diseases, which means they can transmit diseases from one human or animal to another. The mosquito population is hard to control, and they often develop resistance to insecticides, making the containment and elimination of mosquito-borne diseases difficult. According to the American Mosquito Control Association, more than one million people worldwide die from mosquito-borne diseases every year.

The increase of global travel has brought diseases once uncommon or unheard of in the United States to our shores. Outbreaks of mosquito-borne illnesses such as the Zika Virus, Chikungunya, Dengue Fever and West Nile Virus have become more commonplace in recent years.

Check here often for the latest information and resources on mosquito-borne illnesses in Alabama.

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For an overview on Zika Virus, statistics, and resources, visit Zika Virus.

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Arboviral Investigations and Cases in Alabama From 01/01/2016 - 08/11/2016

Arboviral Disease

Investigations

Cases

Chikungunya

3

1

Dengue

6

1

Eastern equine encephalitis

0

0

Lacrosse encephalitis

0

0

Malaria

6

5

St. Louis encephalitis

1

0

West Nile Virus

15

4

Yellow Fever

1

0

Zika

179

19


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