What is Vector-Borne Disease?
Vector-Borne Disease is a Disease that results from an infection transmitted to humans and other animals by blood-feeding anthropods, such as mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas. Examples of vector-borne diseases include Dengue fever, West Nile Virus, Lyme disease, and malaria.
- Dengue Fever
- Lyme Disease
- Plague *
- Relapsing Fever
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- Tularemia * (Rabbit Fever)
- Typhus * (Flea-Borne, Endemic)
- West Nile Virus
- Zika Virus Disease
What is Zoonotic Disease?
Zoonotic Disease is a disease that can be transmitted from animals to people or, more specifically, a disease that normally exists in animals but that can infect humans. There are multitudes of zoonotic diseases.
- Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
* may be considered vector-borne or zoonotic