Mosquito & Vector News

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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Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus on the rise in Elk Grove

From The Sacramento Bee Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus have increased in the Elk Grove area, and authorities are boosting efforts to control their spread, the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District said Monday. Most mosquitoes testing positive for the virus were trapped south of Elk Grove, between Interstate 5 and Highway 99 and between…

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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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