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Data from Animals & Insects

          Year

 

 

 
Tick Related Illness 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Anaplasmosis 8 8 7 15 16 14 6 0
Babesiosis 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Ehrlichiosis 53 84 165 237 193 204 208 0
Heartland Virus 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Lyme disease Travel-Related 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
Lyme disease Locally Acquired 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0
Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis 558 836 488 827 891 821 1201 5
Tularemia 38 22 38 43 24 32 30 0
Year Total 657 950 698 1122 1125 1079 1449 5

 

          Year      
Mosquito Related Illness 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Eastern equine Encephalitis (EEE) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Nile virus (WNV) 1 64 18 11 18 9 17 0
Travel Related Mosquito Illness n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0
Chikungunya virus 0 0 0 7 4 1 0 0
Dengue virus n/a 1 2 4 1 3 0 1
Malaria 6 4 2 7 9 6 5 0
Zika virus 0 0 0 0 0 19 1 0
Year Total 10 69 23 29 32 38 23 1

 

          Year      
Other Zoonotic Related Illness 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Brucellosis 3 1 3 0 1 3 0 0
Q Fever 5 1 3 5 3 5 1 0

*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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