West Nile virus is carried by Culex mosquitoes and can cause serious disease and death in people. West Nile virus is found in all of the lower 48 states.
St. Louis Encephalitis
St. Louis encephalitis virus is carried by Culex
mosquitoes. Most cases of the disease in the U.S. have occurred in eastern and central states.
Zika is a virus that is spread mostly to people by the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti
or Aedes albopictus
mosquito. Transmission can also occur from mother to her unborn child during pregnancy and through sexual contact. Nebraska is considered a low-risk state for the possibility of Zika virus being transmitted here.
Dengue is a viral disease transmitted by infected Aedes mosquitoes. Dengue is not found in Nebraska. Most dengue cases reported in the U.S. are acquired elsewhere from travelers or immigrants.
Chikungunya is a virus that is spread to people by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. Chikungunya is not found in Nebraska but can be acquired elsewhere by travelers and immigrants.
Malaria is an illness caused by a parasite that can be carried by Anopheles
mosquitoes that can be serious and sometimes fatal. Cases that occur in the U.S. are from travelers and immigrants returning from areas where malaria is found.
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