Mosquito & Vector News

Bacterial compounds may be as good as DEET at repelling mosquitoes

From Science News January 16, 2019 Molecules made by bacteria keep mosquitoes at bay. The compounds are a newfound potential stand-in for DEET, a ubiquitous chemical used in most commercially available mosquito repellents in the United States. In lab tests, the molecules were as effective as DEET in stopping Aedes aegypti mosquitos, which can carry Zika, dengue and yellow…

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Cellular protein a target for Zika control

From Penn State News January 14, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A cellular protein that interacts with invading viruses appears to help enable the infection process of the Zika virus, according to an international team of researchers who suggest this protein could be a key target in developing new therapies to prevent or treat Zika…

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New research could allow fast diagnosis of viruses like Ebola and Zika

From Digital Trends January 12, 2019 A new development in molecular biology is a step towards enabling mobile and instant diagnosis of viruses like Ebola or Zika in the field. The Oxford Nanopore MinION device can sequence DNA and RNA in real time, and researchers at the French agriculture research center CIRAD have found a way to use the device as a tool…

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Association Updates

News Briefs 1.11.19

MVCAC Yearbook Survey 2019; PacVec Second Annual Meeting; Wildfire Relief Update; 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 Your News With Us!; Jobs Board;…

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News Briefs 1.4.19

PacVec Second Annual Meeting; 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 Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; For Sale: 1966 PIPER PAWNEE BRAVE 235;…

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News Briefs 12.28.18

2019 MVCAC Annual Conference; PacVec Second Annual Meeting; 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 Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; For Sale: 1966…

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