Mosquito & Vector News

Family of West Covina Woman Killed by West Nile Virus Speak Out After Infection Claims 6 Lives in California This Year

From KTLA September 20, 2017 Just as Ventura County health officials warned of mosquitoes found infected with West Nile Virus on Wednesday, a family a county away in West Covina spoke out about the illness killing one of their own. Julie Shepherd, 84, was a lively grandmother who loved aerobics and Tai Chi before she…

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Aedis aegypti mosquito detected in Palm Desert

From KESQ September 20, 2017 PALM DESERT, Calif. – The Aedes aegypti mosquitoes — capable of transmitting chikungunya, dengue, yellow fever and Zika — has been found in Palm Desert. While these viruses are not currently transmitted locally, the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District is taking steps to eliminate and reduce the spread of this…

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Increase in mosquito population throughout Orange County — particularly in Santa Ana — has vector officials on alert

From The Orange County Register September 19, 2017 SANTA ANA – Wilshire Square resident Raul Ramos was tossing out trash in his backyard on a Saturday two weeks ago when he noticed some standing water. Then he noticed he had mosquito bites. A few hours later, he was rushed to the hospital with symptoms that…

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Association Updates

News Briefs 09.15.17

Award Nominations Now Open; Passing of Jeff Cahn; ELC Funding For Enhanced Aedes Surveillance and Control; Call for Speakers; Support for Hurricane Harvey; Agency Spotlight; District Trustee Information Form; 86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News…

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News Briefs 09.08.17

Support for Hurricane Harvey; Award Nominations Now Open; Agency Spotlight; District Trustee Information Form; 86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; Sustaining Member Corner Click…

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News Briefs 09.01.17

Support for Hurricane Harvey; Award Nominations Now Open; Agency Spotlight; District Trustee Information Form; 86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; CVMVCD New Operations Manager; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board;…

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