Mosquito-borne diseases of humans offer special challenges to those endeavoring to prevent or control disease outbreaks. A health-related mosquito problem is the ability of a mosquito to transmit infectious disease.
Common Area Diseases
In Bay County, health-related problems include Eastern Equine Encephalitis, St. Louis Encephalitis, and West Nile Virus. However, nearby in the Caribbean and Central American, other mosquito-transmitted diseases are common (e.g., dengue, malaria, and yellow fever.)
Dog Heartworm is a chronic disease of dogs (and sometimes cats) that is due to a mosquito-transmitted filarial worm parasite.