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Data from Animals & Insects

          Year

 

 

   
Tick Related Illness 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Anaplasmosis 8 8 7 15 16 14 6 8 4
Babesiosis 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1
Bourbon Virus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Ehrlichiosis 53 84 165 237 193 204 207 173 235
Heartland Virus 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1
Lyme disease 0 0 0 0 1 7 7 4 4
Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis 558 835 488 826 891 821 1,216 1,065 1,029
Tularemia 39 26 41 43 24 24 32 56 71
Year Total 658 953 701 1,121 1,125 1,080 1,470 1,309 1,351

 

          Year        
Mosquito Related Illness - Locally Acquired 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Eastern equine Encephalitis (EEE) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Nile virus (WNV) 1 64 18 11 18 9 18 8 9
Year Total 4 64 19 11 18 9 18 8 9

 

Travel Associated 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Malaria 6 4 2 7 9 6 5 2 0
Chikungunya Virus 0 0 0 7 4 1 0 0 0
Dengue 0 1 2 4 1 3 0 2 2
Zika 0 0 0 0 3 16 2 0 0
Year Total 6 5 4 18 17 26 7 4 2

 

          Year        
Other Zoonotic Related Illness 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Animal Rabies 60 131 152 151 73 23 42 31 24
Blastomycosis 6 9 9 6 22 8 12 12 23
Brucellosis 3 1 3 0 1 3 1 2 4
Chagas Disease 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2
Histoplasmosis 66 51 56 67 60 71 161 85 67
Q-Fever 5 1 3 5 3 5 3 3 2
Toxoplasmosis 1 1 4 9 2 11 12 14 15

*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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