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Human Cases 1990-1999

 

Disease Disease
(Zoonotic Diseases, Zoonosis)

Zoonotic Diseases*

Zoonoses are diseases transmissible from animals to humans.    

Human Cases of Reportable Zoonotic Diseases in Texas, 2010-2019
Human Cases of Reportable Zoonotic Diseases in Texas, 2000-2010

Although there are over 150 recognized zoonoses, those of significance to Texas include:
 
Human Cases of Reportable Zoonotic Diseases in Texas, 1990 to 1999
Disease 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Anthrax 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brucellosis 18 32 27 34 29 19 23 19 26 23
Cysticercosis NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Dengue 0 2 1 2 1 29 5 10 6 66
Ehrlichiosis 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 2 1
California Encephalitis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Eastern Equine Encephalitis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
St Louis Encephalitis 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 4 0
West Nile Encephalitis NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome NR NR NR NR 1 2 3 4 0 2
Hantavirus Infection NR NR NR NR 0 0 0 0 0 0
Leishmaniasis NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Lyme Disease 45 57 113 48 56 77 97 60 32 72
Malaria*** 80 75 47 48 93 89 141 111 78 113
Q-Fever 1 0 3 0 NR NR NR NR NR NR
Plague 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rabies (in humans) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Relapsing Fever 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 0 1
RMSF 6 3 1 7 7 6 5 4 3 10
Taenia infection NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Trichinosis 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tularemia 3 3 0 4 NR NR NR NR NR NR
Typhus 40 25 14 12 9 53 41 72 45 42
West Nile Fever NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Yellow Fever 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
  • ***= Tracked by IDEAS
  • NR= Not Reportable
  • NOTE: These data reflect only those cases reported to the Department of State Health Services. The actual incidence of these diseases in the state may be higher.
 
 
Zoonotic Diseases*
 
More information about zoonotic diseases in Texas can be found in the alphabetized list below.
 
Choose the first letter of the disease:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
 

*The purpose of surveillance is to try to detect where disease organisms, such as bacteria and viruses, occur in Texas. Rabies surveillance for example is basically an observation or watch for the virus that causes rabies. When an animal is exhibiting the signs of rabies, the brain may be submitted to an approved laboratory for testing. Animals that have bitten or otherwise may have exposed a person or a domestic animal to the virus should also be tested. If an animal is positive, it means that the virus was found during testing. If an animal is negative, it means that the virus was not found during testing. Similar surveillance is conducted on samples from animals for a variety of diseases. The amount of testing in the surveillance process will vary for different counties statewide. If a report indicates that an area does not have any positive test results for a particular disease, it does not necessarily mean that the disease organisms are not in that area. It just reflects the fact that either there were no samples submitted from that area or that submitted samples were negative.

Last updated September 23, 2013