The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) monitors vector-borne disease cases and outbreaks across the state of Nebraska through the use of a public health surveillance system.
Almost everyone has been bitten by a mosquito, tick, or flea. Vectors are arthropods (mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, etc.) that spread pathogens. A person who gets bitten by a vector and gets sick has a vector-borne disease.