View of the Reno Sparks night skyline from Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
View of the Reno Sparks night skyline from Rancho San Rafael Regional Park

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Public Education and Outreach

The Vector-Borne Disease Prevention Program staff offers training and presentations to a wide variety of groups, including service organizations, homeowners` associations, clubs and schools. The information presented is adapted to the particular interests and needs of the group.

Talks given in the past include:

  • Insects and the Diseases They Transmit
  • West Nile and Other Mosquito-Borne Viruses
  • Plague Prevention
  • Hantavirus Prevention
  • Mosquito Biology
  • Tick-Borne Diseases & Prevention
  • Vector-Borne Disease Program Services
  • Anthrax - The Risk to Humans
  • Rabies and Domestic Animal Bites

The program also provides informational brochures about vector-borne diseases and their prevention. Staff are available to set up information tables at public events.

Call 785-4599 for additional information.