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A communicable disease is a disease that spreads from person to person. Communicable diseases can have an impact on the community, making surveillance and control of such diseases an important part of protecting the health of Shawnee County residents.
There are state laws that require certain diseases to be reported to the state of Kansas for surviellence.
Shawnee County received a grant in 2018 to continue mosquito surveillance activities in our community. We are able to monitor mosquitoes weekly with the help of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Biological Survey. We use the data we collect to be proactive with any control activities in Shawnee County in order to protect the public from diseases such as West Nile Virus. The graph below is updated weekly and provides results from all Shawnee County trap locations in 2018 compared to the results from 2017:
Learn more about West Nile Virus