The most common mosquito-borne
diseases found in Virginia include West Nile virus
(WNV), Eastern Equine encephalitis
(EEE), La Crosse encephalitis
(LAC), and St. Louis encephalitis
(SLE). In an effort to
protect public health, several Virginia localities track adult
mosquito populations and test mosquitoes for the presence of
mosquito-borne disease. For more information on what your
locality may be doing, check
here to see if a mosquito program
exists and to obtain appropriate contact information.
To view the history of reported
mosquito-borne disease in Virginia, please visit the Virginia
Department of Health's
Arbovirus Data webpage.
It is not uncommon for Virginia to
report a few imported cases of a mosquito-borne disease each year.
Diseases may include
chikungunya. These cases
usually occur in people who have traveled to tropical or
sub-tropical areas of the world.
Dog heartworm is another common
mosquito-borne disease and medication should be used to protect your
dog. Be sure to consult your veterinarian for the best
preventative measure against this disease.
Learn more about dog heartworm.
Additional information about
mosquito transmitted diseases can be found by visiting the following