Mosquito-Borne Disease Information
Hernando County Mosquito Lab
Thanks to a Florida State Grant, we can do in-house testing.
Diseases of concern in Florida:
Some are locally acquired, virus passed to a person or animal by a mosquito here at home. The virus cannot be spread to other people or animals.
West Nile Virus - Eastern Equine Encephalitis - St. Louis Encephalitis
Diseases that are typically imported:
Person gets the virus from a mosquito while traveling outside the US and brings the virus back home with them. These can become locally transmitted if a local mosquito takes a blood meal from a person who has the active virus, then later bites someone else:
Zika - Dengue - Chikungunya - Yellow Fever