Other Vector-borne Diseases

Mosquito-borne Diseases

There are many different kinds of mosquitoes in Placer County, and many of them are able to transmit a variety of diseases, as well as cause significant injury. Some diseases that mosquitoes can transmit in Placer County are:

  • West Nile virus (WNV)
  • Western Equine encephalitis (WEE)
  • Saint Louis encephalitis (SLE)
  • Malaria
  • Filariasis (canine and feline heartworm)

To learn more about mosquito-transmitted diseases, you can visit the website for the California Department of Public Health Vector-borne Disease Section here:

Tick-borne Diseases

There are several different types of ticks that can be found in Placer County, and they transmit a number of different diseases. Some diseases that ticks can transmit in Placer County are:

To learn more about tick-transmitted diseases, you can visit the website for the California Department of Public Health Vector-borne Disease Section here.

Rodent-transmitted Diseases

There are several different types of disease-transmitting rodents that can be found in Placer County. Some diseases that rodents can transmit in Placer County are:

  • Hantavirus
  • Plague
  • Salmonella

To learn more about rodent-transmitted diseases, you can visit the website for the California Department of Public Health Vector-borne Disease Section here: