CDC Nat’l Framework: Strategy for Vector-Borne Diseases Prevention & Control September 24, 2020 First announced at the HHS Tick-Borne Disease Working Group’s (TBDWG) September 22 meeting, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC),
in a Capitol Hill Announcement, presented plans to join with five federal departments and the Environmental Protection Agency
in developing the National Public Health Framework for the Prevention and Control of Vector-Borne Diseases in Humans (Framework).
The CDC acknowledges that over the past 15 years, the number of vector-borne disease cases has dramatically increased
due to expanding vector ranges and the proliferation of emerging pathogens.
The Framework will address Americans’ continually increasing risk for contracting vector-borne diseases,
which are a growing public health threat that the U.S. has not sufficiently responded to.
Vision & Mission The vision of the Framework is to achieve
“a nation where vector-borne diseases are no longer a threat to human health and well-being”
with a mission “to protect people from illness, suffering, and death due to vector-borne diseases” (CDC.gov).
The CDC’s website outlines the following goals of the federal alliance: Better understand when, where, and how people are exposed to and get sick or die from vector-borne diseases
Develop, evaluate, and improve tools and guidance for the diagnosis and detection of vector-borne diseases
Develop, evaluate, and improve tools and guidance for the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases
Develop and assess drugs and treatment strategies for vector-borne diseases
Disseminate and support the implementation of effective public health and vector control products, tools, and programs to prevent, detect, diagnose, and respond to vector-borne disease threats – (CDC.gov)
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