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Data from Animals & Insects

 

Year

Tick Related Illness

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Anaplasmosis

8

8

7

15

16

14

5

Babesiosis

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Ehrlichiosis

53

84

165

237

193

204

181

Heartland Virus

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Lyme disease Travel Related

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

Lyme disease Locally Acquired

0

0

0

0

0

5

2

Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis

558

836

488

827

891

821

1011

Tularemia

38

22

38

43

24

32

19

Year Total

657

950

698

1122

1125

1079

1220

 

 

Year

Mosquito Related Illness

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Eastern equine Encephalitis (EEE)

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE)

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

West Nile virus (WNV)

1

64

18

11

18

9

14

Travel Related Mosquito Illness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chikungunya virus

0

0

0

7

4

1

0

Dengue virus

 

1

2

4

1

3

 

Malaria

6

4

2

7

9

6

3

Zika virus

0

0

0

0

0

19

1

Year Total

10

69

23

29

32

38

18

 

 

Year

Other Zoonotic Related Illness

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Brucellosis

3

1

3

0

1

3

0

Q Fever

5

1

3

5

3

5

1

*Cases are defined as lab reports submitted to ADH that has either a Confirmed or Probable case Status, in the Arkansas Department of Health's NEDSS Based System (NBS). The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is an active participant in the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS). Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NEDSS is a system to improve the public health monitoring of diseases.

 

For Health Care Professionals: Case Definition

The Arkansas Department of Health utilizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) case definitions for reporting and surveillance purposes for all tick and mosquito related diseases (including Lyme). 

Surveillance case definitions are not intended to be used by healthcare providers for making a clinical diagnosis or determining how to meet an individual patient’s health needs.

Current case definitions for all diseases can be found on the CDC website.

 

Points for Patients

The Arkansas Department of Health is not responsible for diagnosing and testing for tickborne and most mosquito related diseases. ADH is mainly responsible for reporting laboratory and health care professional confirmed cases for surveillance purposes. It is important to recognize cases of disease when they occur, so ADH examines every disease related lab result of tick and mosquito related illness that is reported. Ticks and mosquitoes can be found throughout Arkansas. To avoid all tickborne and mosquito related illnesses, you can take these measures to prevent insect bites - click here.

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