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Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases Program
This program is responsible for monitoring, controlling and preventing diseases transmitted from animals or arthropod vectors to humans.
- Performs West Nile virus surveillance and prevention
- Monitors the occurrence and trends of vector-borne and zoonotic diseases through passive surveillance for human disease and epidemiologic investigations
- Coordinates animal surveillance for zoonoses
- Monitors the potential for transmission of infectious agents by vectors and recommends abatement and prevention measures
- Provides information and guidelines for providers
- Arranges for specialized laboratory testing for vector borne and zoonotic diseases of public health importance
- Provides technical consultation to local health agencies
- Assesses need for prophylaxis after potential exposure to rabies