California serogroup arbovirus

Jamestown Canyon virus

Aedes triseriatus

California serogroup viruses are a group of viruses spread through bites of infected mosquitoes. Jamestown Canyon (JC) virus is the primary virus of this group found in mosquitoes in Connecticut. JC virus disease rarely occurs in people in Connecticut or the United States. There is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat JC virus infection. The best way to prevent getting sick from JC virus is to prevent mosquito bites.

 

About Jamestown Canyon Virus

 

Jamestown Canyon virus from the 2019 Mosquito-borne Disease Symposium

Where in the United States Has Jamestown Canyon virus (JC) Been Found?

National Arbovirus Data Summary

 

Information for Clinicians

National Surveillance Case Definition

 

Connecticut Provider Reporting Information

Reportable Disease Confidential Case Report form, PD-23

Connecticut Laboratory Reporting Information

Reportable Laboratory Finding form, OL-15C

 

Directory of Clinical Testing Services provided by the State Public Health Laboratory

State Public Health Laboratory Contacts – for additional information

 

Connecticut Jamestown Canyon virus Surveillance                   


In 2000, encephalitis was added to the state-wide reportable disease list, which included the California serogroup viruses (CSV). Jamestown Canyon is the most common CSV in mosquitoes in Connecticut. Since 2000, one case of JC virus has been reported to the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH).

Connecticut Annual Infectious Diseases Statistics

Additional Resources 


The
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station conducts mosquito trapping and tests for viruses including Jamestown Canyon virus during June to October each year. 

 

Mosquito Trapping and Arbovirus Testing Program

 

Current Mosquito Testing Results

Past-Years Summaries of Mosquito Testing Results

Identification Guide to the Mosquitoes of Connecticut

 

Connecticut Mosquito Management Program

Mosquito FAQs

Repellents FAQs

 

Workplace Safety - Mosquito-Borne Diseases   NIOSH

 

 

 

This page last updated 5/22/2020.