Vector-Borne Disease Network

Formed in May 2019, the Vector-Borne Disease Network (VBDN) is a stakeholder group of non-profit organizations, including membership and trade associations, vector control groups, and educational institutions such as the CDC regional Centers of Excellence. The group advocates for VBD research and management funding, seeks to connect the community of vector professionals, and envisions a world where human suffering from arthropod disease vectors is reduced. ESA leads the effort and assumes an organizing role in developing and sustaining the network. The founding members of the coalition are:

  • American Mosquito Control Association
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Association of Public Health Laboratories
  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
  • Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
  • Entomological Society of America
  • Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory
  • Georgia Mosquito Control Association
  • Infectious Disease Society of America
  • Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Disease
  • Minnesota Department of Health
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials
  • National Association of Vector-Borne Control Officials
  • National Environmental Health Association
  • National Pest Management Association
  • Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases
  • Pacific Southwest Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases
  • Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit
  • Society for Vector Ecology
  • Southeastern Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases
  • The New Jersey State Mosquito Control Commission
  • TickEncounter Resource Center, University of Rhode Island
  • Western Gulf Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases

Membership is open to any allied non-profit organization which supports vector management as a means to reduce the public health issues caused by arthropod disease vectors. Contact Chris Stelzig at for more information. Current activity and areas of focus may be found here.