Mosquito & Vector News

West Nile Virus Infections Spike In the San Fernando Valley

From Northridge Patch WOODLAND HILLS, CA — Almost half of the 22 people from Los Angeles County who tested positive for West Nile virus so far this year are from the San Fernando Valley, a hot spot where the disease appears to be spreading this season, according to public health and vector control officials. Officials…

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Press Release: First Detection of St. Louis Encephalitis Virus in Merced County

MERCED, CA– The Merced County Mosquito Abatement District received confirmation that one sentinel chicken from Merced County tested positive for St. Louis Encephalitis Virus (SLEV). SLEV is related to West Nile Virus (WNV) and is transmitted via the bite of Culex mosquitoes, the same mosquitoes that transmit WNV. Like WNV, most people who become infected…

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First human case of West Nile virus this year found in Northern California

From The Sacramento Bee The first human case this year of West Nile virus in Northern California was reported by Butte County health officials Tuesday. The virus was identified by a blood donation center while it was performing regular screening on blood samples Friday. The donated blood was discarded, and the person in whose blood the virus…

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Association Updates

News Briefs 08.11.17

Award Nominations Now Open; Mosquito district goes from scandal to praise; CDC Supports UC Researchers in Fighting Vector-Borne Diseases; July 2017 MVCAC Meeting Minutes Available Now; MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report Submission; Agency Spotlight; District Trustee Information Form; 86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications…

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News Briefs 08.04.17

Request for Public Comment; Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2017-18 Dues; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; District Trustee Information Form; Trustee Council needs nominees!; MVCAC Fall Meeting; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; Sustaining Member…

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News Briefs 07.28.17

Request for Public Comment; Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2017-18 Dues; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; District Trustee Information Form; Trustee Council needs nominees!; MVCAC Fall Meeting; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; Sustaining Member…

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