Mosquito & Vector News

West Nile virus: 1st local human case since 2013 reported in the High Desert

From The Sun September 20, 2018 Public health officials have confirmed San Bernardino County’s first locally acquired human case of West Nile virus in the High Desert. According to a statement issued by the county’s Department of Public Health, this is the first human case of the virus acquired in the county since 2013. In…

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Our babies are ‘little warriors’: how love is transforming tragedy in the wake of Brazil’s Zika outbreak

From The Telegraph September 18, 2018 he birth of thousands of babies born with physical and mental disabilities as a result of the Zika virus may be heralding changing attitudes towards disabilities in Brazil. In 2015 to 2016 Zika swept through Latin America and, while the virus usually produces fairly mild symptoms, this epidemic was…

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Zika vaccine shows promise for treating deadly brain cancer

From Science Daily September 18, 2018 Glioblastoma kills about 15,000 adults in the US each year and is currently incurable because patients experience a high recurrence rate of their cancer even after the standard treatments of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Scientists suspect this recurrence is due to cancer stem cells, called glioblastoma stem cells (GSCs),…

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Association Updates

News Brief 9.14.18

2019 MVCAC Conference Survey; Award Nominations Now Open; November 15 Vector Control Certified Technician Exam Announcement; Insecticide Resistance Testing; 87th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2019 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/3/18; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; Survey for Bee Services; NPDES…

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News Brief 9.7.18

Award Nominations Now Open; November 15 Vector Control Certified Technician Exam Announcement; Insecticide Resistance Testing; Natular Survey; 87th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2019 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/3/18; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; Survey for Bee Services; NPDES Coalition Report…

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News Brief 8.31.18

Award Nominations Now Open; Insecticide Resistance Testing; Natular Survey; Don’t Give Bugs a Biting Chance! – New Digital Repellent Education Materials from CDPH; New Mosquito Video from Monterey County; 87th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2019 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/3/18; HR resources for districts to use…

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