Michigan Emerging Disease Issues

ngd- If you aren’t terrified enough from Covid-19, here is a mapping site that can show you how many cases there were of rabies or some other disease brought to you by non-human organisms in 2019…

The Michigan Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Disease Mapper is a tool to display information about certain illness transmitted by bugs and animals in Michigan.  You can search the mapper for reported illness in people, and confirmed infections in animals.  The information provided is gathered from several sources, including:

  • Mosquitoes collected and tested for viruses by local agencies
  • Other sick or dead wildlife collected and tested for West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis
  • Animals submitted for rabies testing at the MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories
  • Tick numbers and species submitted by the public to the MDHHS Tick Identification and Testing Program
  • Reported human cases of zoonotic and vector-borne disease (West Nile, Lyme disease, and others)

Begin using the mapper.

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