Data from Animals & Insects
|Tick Related Illness||2011||2012||2013||2014||2015||2016||2017||2018|
|Lyme disease Travel-Related||0||0||0||0||1||2||1||0|
|Lyme disease Locally Acquired||0||0||0||0||0||5||5||4|
|Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis||558||836||488||827||891||821||1218||1060|
|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||18||8|
|Other Zoonotic Related Illness||2011||2012||2013||2014||2015||2016||2017||2018|
*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.