Mosquito & Vector News

Study: West Nile virus is now a permanent part of Arizona’s ecosystem

From AZ Big Media February 18, 2019 Every day is a challenge for Bruce Gran, 52, who was diagnosed with West Nile virus seven years ago. “From Day 1, it’s been a migraine-caliber headache,” the Tucson resident said. “My short term-memory is terrible. I’m not old enough to be having the effects that I have.…

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Tackling Zika Transmission at the Source With Genetically Engineered Resistant Mosquitoes

From Contagion Live February 14, 2019 As several Zika virus vaccine candidates undergo clinical trials, a group of investigators is taking an alternate approach to quell transmission by genetically engineering mosquitoes to be resistant to the virus. In a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a team from…

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Mosquito control could slow the spread of disease in a warming world

From The Verge February 13, 2019 The recently announced Green New Deal, a resolution to help address the threats of climate change, gives public health advocates a chance to confront an overlooked consequence of climate change: worsening mosquito-borne illnesses. The resolution, which outlines projects designed to boost renewables, reduce emissions, and climate-proof the country’s infrastructure, was…

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Association Updates

News Briefs 2.15.19

MVCAC Yearbook Survey 2019; 2019 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now!; American Chemical Society Call for Papers; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; NPDES Reporting Information For 2018 Report; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share…

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News Briefs 2.8.19

MVCAC Yearbook Survey 2019; 2019 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now!; American Chemical Society Call for Papers; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share…

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MVCAC 2019 Annual Conference Photos

View and download all of the Conference photos here.

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