D e n g u e Pathogen Dengue — also called “breakbone” fever — is an infectious tropical and subtropical virus from the species flavivirus [...]
West Nile Virus Vector - Culex pipiens s.l.(complex) This complex contains both Culex pipiens pipiens (northern house mosquito) and Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus (southern house mosquito). Culex [...]
LaCrosse encephalitis Pathogen Typically, LaCrosse encephalitis initially presents as a nonspecific illness with fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, and lethargy. Severe cases occur most commonly in [...]
Caterpillar Dermatitis Vector - Thaumetopoea pityocampa The pine processionary moth is a highly destructive species found throughout the Mediterranean region (e.g., France, Spain, Italy, Cyprus) and [...]
Lymphatic filariasis Pathogen Commonly known as “elephantiasis,” this disease occurs when filarial parasites are transmitted to humans through the bites of mosquitoes that harbor infective-stage [...]
West Nile Virus Pathogen From the genus Flavivirus within the family Flaviviridae, West Nile virus primarily infects birds, but is transmitted to humans through the [...]
O n c h o c e r c i a s i s Vector - Simulium spp. (black flies) These biting insects that develop in [...]
Eastern equine encephalitis Pathogen The first confirmed human cases of Eastern equine encephalitis were identified in 1938, when 30 children died of encephalitis in the [...]
Dog Heartworm - Dirofilaria immitis Vector - Aedes vexans One of many species that transmit this parasite, Aedes vexans can be found almost anywhere floodwaters occur, either [...]
Caterpillar Dermatitis Pathogen Contact with the larval stage of select insects in the order Lepidoptera can result in allergic reactions and irritation of the skin, eyes, [...]
M a l a r i a Vector - Anopheles gambiae As a primary vector for malaria, it’s difficult to overestimate the impact this mosquito species complex [...]
C h i k u n g u n y a Vector - Aedes albopictus Aedes albopictus is opportunistic in its choice of larval habitats, inhabiting both [...]