CAHSS Vector-Borne Diseases Network

Mosquitoes, ticks, flies and fleas are more than annoying pests. These insects, amongst others, are vectors that can spread disease with a single bite. Working together with our partners and collaborators, CAHSS is looking closely at changing vector ranges and disease transmission risks across North America, developing an understanding on how climate change is affecting species ranges and survival, studying animal-vector interactions and sentinel patterns, and planning protection of unsuspecting animals from infection and outbreaks.

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External Resources

Links to Canadian vector-borne disease resources.

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Preparing in Canada for the Asian longhorned tick

As an early step in addressing the emerging risk of Asian longhorned ticks, the Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System (CAHSS) vector borne disease network engaged in a process to review publicly available information that could inform planning, and to use this information to develop a list of recommendations.

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Animal Health Insights

A podcast series from CAHSS has been a useful tool to connect producers, veterinarians and pet owners on topics of animal health, disease surveillance and disease management practices across Canada.

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