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Diseases

Every year, tens of thousands of Americans will get sick from diseases spread between animals and people. These are known as zoonotic diseases. Zoonotic means infectious diseases that are spread between animals and people. Zoonotic diseases are caused by harmful germs like viruses, bacterial, parasites, and fungi.

These germs can cause many different types of illnesses in people and animals ranging from mild to serious illness and even death. Some animals can appear healthy even when they are carrying germs that can make people sick. Visit the CDC Zoonotic Disease webpage for more information.

Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Tick-Borne Diseases

Zoonotic Diseases

California serogroup viruses

Chikungunya virus

Dengue virus

Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus

La Crosse virus

Malaria

St. Louis Encephalitis virus

West Nile virus

Yellow Fever virus

Zika virus

 

Anaplasmosis

Babesiosis

Ehrlichiosis

Heartland virus

Lyme disease

Powassan virus

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Tularemia

 

Anthrax

Arenaviruses

Baylisascaris larva migrans

Brucellosis

Hantavirus

Leptospirosis

Plague

Psittacosis

Q Fever

Rabies

Trichinellosis

Tularemia

Many zoonotic and vector-borne diseases are reportable. To report a case of a reportable disease please complete this form and fax to 317-234-2812 or call the ISDH Epidemiology Resource Center at 317-233-7125 (8:15 am- 4:45 pm) or 317-233-1325 (after hours, weekends, holidays).