In this update from Captain Stan (aka the Mosquito Man) learn more about some eye-opening CDC mosquito control statistics.
Diseases On The Doorstep: An Eye-Catching Report From CDC
In May of 2018, our federal Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report I like to call ‘3X-9-8/10’. That is NOT a code from a James Bond movie. What is it then?
3 Startling CDC Mosquito Control Statistics from Vital Signs:
- 3X – From 2004-2016, there were an estimated 640,000 cases of disease in humans transmitted by mosquito, tick and flea bites. This represents a 3X increase!
- 9 – Since 2004, 9 new “germs” spread by mosquitoes and ticks have been discovered in or introduced into the United States. An example of the former is Heartland virus; the latter, Zika virus.
- 8/10 – About 84% of local vector control agencies in the United States are lacking in at least 1/5 core competencies, and many are lacking in more than 1.
CDC Mosquito Control Statistics – Central Message
The central message here? Diseases spread by biting arthropods are clearly on the increase, while our organized ability to detect and control them is sadly lacking. This points toward a public health calamity.
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Click here for the CDC May 2018 Vital Signs referenced above: https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/vector-borne/index.html
Finally, learn more about mosquitoes from the NPMA here: https://www.pestworld.org/pest-guide/mosquitoes/