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.

  • Chikungunya
  • Dengue Fever
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaria
  • 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.

  • Anthrax
  • Brucellosis
  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
  • Listeriosis
  • Psittacosis
  • Rabies
  • Salmonellosis
  • Trichinosis
  • Q-Fever

* may be considered vector-borne or zoonotic