Disease Vector Ecology Profiles

DVEP Overview

Disease Vector Ecology Profiles (DVEPs) summarize unclassified literature on medically important arthropods, vertebrates and plants that may adversely affect troops in specific countries or regions of the world. Primary emphasis is on the epidemiology of arthropod-borne diseases and the bionomics and control of disease vectors. DVEPs have proven to be of significant value to commanders, medical planners, preventive medicine personnel, and particularly medical entomologists. These people use the information condensed in DVEPs to help plan and implement prevention and control measures to protect deployed forces from disease, injury, and annoyance caused by vectors and pests. Because the DVEP target audience is also responsible for protecting troops from venomous animals and poisonous plants, as well as zoonotic diseases for which arthropod vectors are unknown, limited material is provided on poisonous snakes, noxious plants, and rodent-borne diseases such as leptospirosis.


  1. Koreas (Medical Threats in the Korean Peninsula)
  2. South East Asia
  3. Includes Brunei-Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam

Disease Vector Hazard Reports

  1. Yemen (This product was co-produced by the AFPMB and the WRAIR-WRBU)

Entomological and Zoonotic Operational Risk Assessments (EZORA)

  1. EZORAs are produced by the Army Public Health Center Entomological Sciences Program and Veterinary Services Portfolio. They provide risk estimates for vector-borne and zoonotic diseases and also include information about these diseases, venomous snakes, and scorpions in a particular country.

Vector Hazard Reports

  1. Vector Hazard Reports (These products are produced by the WRAIR-WRBU)
    Includes Cambodia, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, West Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East

Vector-Borne Infectious Disease Summaries

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Iran
  3. Kazakhstan
  4. Pakistan
  5. Tajikistan
  6. Uzbekistan

DoD Installations - Tick Distribution

  1. DoD Installation Overlay with CDC-generated Tick and Tick-borne Disease Distribution Maps (CAC Login required)

For technical assistance or general questions contact the AFPMB Webmaster at osd.pentagon.ousd-atl.mbx.afpmb@mail.mil
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