Animal/Insect-borne diseases currently addressed at Erie County Department of Health include: Rabies, Lyme Disease, and West Nile Virus.
- The Rabies Control Program, described in the Rabies Prevention Guide, is designed to prevent human rabies.
- Rabies vaccination of pets and certain wildlife is encouraged through other agencies.
- Animal bite prevention is promoted through education and the community coalition: Preventing Animal Attacks thorough Education (PAAWE).
- The Health Department identifies tick species and provides the public with information on Lyme disease.
- The Health Department conducts mosquito surveillance, collects mosquitoes, and provides mosquito control, when necessary, to control West Nile Virus.
- Surveillance of human cases of other arboviruses is conducted.