Mosquito & Vector News

Problems for some babies with Zika continue long after birth

From the PBS News Hour December 14, 2017 Children born with congenital Zika infection and diagnosed with microcephaly face severe health and developmental challenges as they age, a new study has found, suggesting that complications from the virus affect babies long after birth. The study, published today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State…

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Zika cases are down, but researchers prepare for the virus’s return

From Science News December 13, 2017 One of the top stories of 2016 quietly exited much of the public’s consciousness in 2017. But it’s still a hot topic among scientists and for good reasons. After Zika emerged in the Western Hemisphere, it shook the Americas, as reports of infections and devastating birth defects swept through…

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Drug blocks Zika, other mosquito-borne viruses in cell cultures

From Stanford Medicine News Center December 12, 2017 If there was a Mafia crime family of the virus world, it might be flaviviruses. Dengue, Zika, West Nile and yellow fever virus — to name the more notorious public health gangsters of this clan — are all mosquito-borne flaviviruses, and they’re notoriously hard to take out.…

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Association Updates

2018 Sentinel Chicken Orders

Chickens are being supplied by Haley Farms in Modesto for Northern California and by Demler Egg Ranch for Southern California.   Click here to download the order form The form due dates and chicken pick-up dates are as follows: Southern Region: (Demler) Pick-up date:  February 15, 2018 (8 a.m.) in San Jacinto  Order form due date:…

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News Briefs 12.01.17

2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; IT Survey and GIS Survey;Contra Costa MVCD Mosquito Bytes Newsletter; 86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018;Agency Spotlight; District Trustee Information Form; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; Sustaining Member Corner…

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News Briefs 11.22.17

IT Survey and GIS Survey; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; Agency Spotlight; 86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; District Trustee Information Form; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; Sustaining Member Corner Click here to view

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