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Arizona Efforts to Combat Vector-Borne Diseases

By | May 1st, 2018|Preparedness|

A recent Vital Signs report from the CDC highlights the increasing threat of “vector-borne” diseases—illnesses spread by mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas. Between 2004 and 2016, reported cases of vector-borne diseases tripled, and over half a million people became ill from diseases such as Lyme, West Nile, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and plague. In addition, nine new diseases were introduced or discovered [...]

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Arizona Hosts One Health Exploration Day for Teens

By | July 6th, 2016|Preparedness|

One Health is the idea that the health of humans, animals and the environment are all connected. As people, we depend on animals for many things, like food, companionship, and recreation. Animals depend on us to provide care, husbandry, safe homes and habitats. In turn, people and animals both depend on a balanced and healthy [...]

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Arizona’s First Rabid Domestic Animal in Seven Years

By | April 20th, 2016|Preparedness|

This week, Arizona confirmed a case of rabies in a horse from Santa Cruz County . This is the first case of rabies in a domestic animal in Arizona since 2009. The horse became sick and was eventually euthanized. Public health is assessing the risk of exposure for all people involved in caring for and [...]

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The 2015 Great Arizona Mosquito Hunt

By | August 28th, 2015|Prevention|

Our vector-borne disease team is partnering with the University of Arizona, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, and other local health departments in a project with high schools around the state to learn more about the Aedes aegypti mosquito. This mosquito was introduced to Arizona in the past 20 years and can transmit dengue and [...]

The 2010 Infectious Disease Training and Tabletop Exercise

By | August 13th, 2010|General|

was held at ASU July 27th -29th.  This is the first time that we have brought together all of the fields of infectious disease including HIV, TB, STDs, Vector-borne Disease, Foodborne Disease and Invasive Bacterial Infections in a unified training.  The training: Had almost 300 attendees from across the state, including physicians, nurses, sanitarians, local health [...]