Farmers, Outdoor Workers, Enthusiasts & Sports Players

Vermont farmer on tractor

Many Vermonters spend a lot of time outdoors. Learn more about health and wellness for people who work and play outside.

Information for You

People can be exposed to the bacteria Francisella tularensis that cause tularemia in a number of ways, and symptoms of the disease vary depending upon the method of exposure.

West Nile virus has been has been found in all counties of Vermont and continues to be detected in mosquitoes each year – another reason to take precautions against mosquito bites.

The mosquito that transmits Zika is not known to be present in Vermont. But travelers to Zika-affected countries can be infected, and the virus can be spread during sex with a Zika-infected sex partner. 

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