Mosquito-borne viruses such as Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV) have been and continue to be the cause of disease outbreaks in humans and animals in Massachusetts. State, regional and local level mosquito control can be a practical and meaningful method of protecting people especially when risk levels of virus become high or critical. Efforts to reduce risk of arbovirus transmission include but are not limited to public awareness and prevention, adult and larval surveillance, and standard mosquito control methods utilized by established Mosquito Control Projects or Districts (MCPs).
- Arbovirus Life Cycle
- Arboviruses endemic to the Northeast District
- West Nile Virus (WNV)
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)
- Jamestown Canyon Virus (JVC)
- Saint Louis Encephalitis Virus (SLEV)
- Emerging and travel related arboviruses
- Zika Virus
- Chikungunya Virus
- Dengue Virus (DENV)
- Massachusetts Department of Public Health Arboviral Testing
Integrated Pest & Vector Management Plan (VMP)
The purpose of the Integrated Pest & Vector Management Plan (VMP) is to summarize, annually, the NEMMCD mosquito and arbovirus surveillance/management strategies specific to northeastern Massachusetts communities. This plan also outlines to subscribing municipalities specific responses to arboviruses and how our resources will be directed toward implementing these responses effectively and efficiently.