Vector-Borne disease information and prevention

There are a variety of diseases that can be spread by mosquitoes and ticks. Please refer to the following Minnesota Department of Health website for more information.


Zika virus

Zika virus disease is caused by a mosquito-transmitted virus. Local Zika virus transmission is not a concern to Minnesota residents since the mosquito species that transmit the virus are not established in this state. However, individuals who travel to affected areas may become sick and should either consider delaying travel (particularly for pregnant women) or follow steps to prevent mosquito bites. More information can be found at the state's heath department website or at the CDC website.