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  • Disease Surveillance

    MiltonPCR

    The mosquito-borne disease surveillance program was established in 1977 to monitor and detect arbovirus activities in an effort to minimize the risk of human infections throughout Lee County. The program consists of four sections, which include sentinel chicken surveillance, mosquito population monitoring, laboratory testing, and human case investigation. There are 17 sentinel chicken sites located throughout the county to access local mosquito transmission of West Nile virus (WNV), St. Louis Encephalitis (SLEV), and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEEV) in birds. Mosquito population monitoring utilizes specialized adult mosquito trapping techniques such as Center for Disease Control (CDC) light traps to monitor levels of the vector mosquito Culex nigripalpus, and BG traps to monitor Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Our laboratory testing capabilities include the analysis of sentinel chicken sera samples for WNV, SLEV, and EEEV viral antibody response through ELISA testing; and the analysis of vector mosquitoes for WNV, SLEV, EEEV, DENGUE, Chikungunya (CHIKV), Zika (ZIKV), and Yellow Fever through RT-PCR for the presence of viral RNA. This data indicates the presence of infected or potentially infected mosquitoes in our local area.  Human case investigation involves determining when and where a disease was contracted. A close working relationship with our local Florida Department of Health helps to determine when and where the mosquito-borne disease was contracted and whether it was acquired locally or travel related outside of Lee County or outside the country.

    2017

    2017Week6ArbovirusReport_2-11-17

    2017Week5ArbovirusReport_2-4-17

    2017Week4ArbovirusReport_1-28-17

    2017Week3ArbovirusReport_1-21-17

    2017Week2ArbovirusReport_1-14-17

    2017Week1ArbovirusReport_1-7-17

    2016

    2016week46arbovirusreport_11-19-16

    2016Week29ArbovirusReport_7-23-16

    2016Week28ArbovirusReport_7-16-16

    2016Week27ArbovirusReport_7-9-16

    2016Week26ArbovirusReport_7-2-16

    2016Week25ArbovirusReport_6-25-16

    2016Week24ArbovirusReport_6-18-16

    2016Week23ArbovirusReport_6-11-16

    2016Week22ArbovirusReport_6-4-16

    2016Week21ArbovirusReport_5-28-16

    2016Week20ArbovirusReport_5-21-16

    2016Week19ArbovirusReport_5-14-16

    2016Week18ArbovirusReport_5-7-16

    2016Week17ArbovirusReport_4-30-16

    2016Week16ArbovirusReport_4-23-16

    2016Week15ArbovirusReport_4-16-16

    2016Week14ArbovirusReport_4-9-16

    2016Week13ArbovirusReport_4-2-16

    2016Week11ArbovirusReport_3-19-16

    2016Week10ArbovirusReport_3-12-16

    2016Week9ArbovirusReport_3-5-16

    2016Week8ArbovirusReport_2-27-16

    2016Week7ArbovirusReport_2-20-16

    2016Week6ArbovirusReport_2-13-16

    2016Week5ArbovirusReport

    2016Week4ArbovirusReport_1-30-16

    2016week3arbovirusreport-1-23-16

    2016Week2ArbovirusReport_1-16-16

    2016Week1ArbovirusReport_1-9-16

    2015 Summary

    2015Week52ArbovirusReport_1-2-16

     

    2014 Summary

    2014Week53ArbovirusReport_1-3-15

     

     

  • News

    News and Events
    • Not all repellents are equal

      Consumer Reports finds some repellents are not as effective as others. http://www.consumerreports.org/insect-repellent/some-mosquito-repellents-are-not-effective-study/?EXTKEY=NH72S00H&utm_source=acxiom&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170227_nsltr_healthalertfeb2017Read More »
    • March Monthly Board Meeting

      March 9, 2017, Monthly Board Meeting The Lee County Mosquito Control District and the Lee County Hyacinth Control …Read More »
    • Yellow Fever Travel Advisory

      The CDC has issued a Level 2 Travel Alert for Yellow Fever in areas of Brazil. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/yellow-fever-brazil Yellow …Read More »
    • Aerial Larvicide and Adulticide is a “one-two punch”

      The Wall Street Journal (9/23, Evans, Subscription Publication) reported that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. …Read More »
    • Latest Zika information from ProMed

      ZIKA VIRUS (45): WORLDWIDE, WHO, RESEARCH, COMMENT ************************************************** A ProMED-mail post <http://www.promedmail.org> ProMED-mail is a program of the …Read More »