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Arbovirus (Diseases Mosquitoes Carry)
  Mosquito & Aquatic Weed Control >​​ Mosquito Control > Arboviruses (Diseases Mosquitoes Carry)
Mosquitoes are man’s worst insect enemy. They are able of transmitting a wide range of diseases including malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, filariasis, and encephalitis. For example, during the construction of the Panama Canal in Central America, thousands of workers died of yellow fever carried by mosquitoes. During World War II, 500,000 military personnel contracted malaria from mosquito bites, more than were lost to actual enemy fire. There were similar cases during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Throughout Florida’s history, there have been repeated large epidemics of serious mosquito-borne disease.
Today, these same diseases are a possible threat to Florida residents because of the available mosquito carriers and our close proximity to the Caribbean. The main mosquito-borne diseases we are concerned about in Charlotte County are St. Louis encephalitis (SLE), eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), and West Nile Virus (WNV). Most recently, Zika virus has become the latest concern.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
St. Louis Encephalitis
West Nile Virus
Yellow Fever
Zika Virus
Disease Surveillance
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