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Vectors

Vectors are organisms that transmit infections from one host to another.   Your St Clair County Health Department monitors certain vectors, and provides training and information to agencies and citizens to prevent the spread of vector-borne diseases such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease.

 
 
 
Name: Vector Control Program
 
Program or Service Description:
The Vector Control Program focuses on education and surveillance of mosquitoes and ticks. Areas of St. Clair County located within the 18 townships under the jurisdiction of the St. Clair County Health Department are surveyed on an annual basis. With the occurrence of West Nile virus, surveillance and public education are conducted each season. Mosquitoes are collected, identified and tested for West Nile virus. Brochures are handed out to communities on the importance of minimizing mosquito breeding areas. Educational information is available for all residents on how to reduce breeding sites and personal protective measures. Public complaints are investigated and corrective action enforced based upon validity. Tick collections are also conducted annually, to identify the presence of deer ticks in an effort to prevent Lyme disease.
 
What are the goals of the program?
The Vector Control Program focuses on protecting the public health through education and surveillance of mosquitoes and ticks.
 
Who is this program/service for?
Residents of St. Clair County located within the 18 townships under the jurisdiction of the St. Clair County Health Department.
 
Who is eligible for this program/service?
Residents of St. Clair County located within the 18 townships under the jurisdiction of the St. Clair County Health Department.
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