Mosquito & Vector News

Man recovering from rare mosquito-borne illness

From Wood TV October 17, 2018 KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A couple from Allegan County hopes their experience with a rare and deadly mosquito-borne illness serves as a lesson for others. Richard Force was rushed to the emergency room Aug. 30 after a few weeks of flu-like symptoms. It was another two weeks of testing,…

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What is AFM? Everything you need to know about the polio-like virus suddenly affecting children across the U.S.

From the Los Angeles Times October 17, 2018 It’s mysterious, it’s dangerous and it’s got parents on edge from coast to coast. It’s a medical condition called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM. The disease causes sudden, unexplained paralysis, usually in children. Its resemblance to polio has caused the public to take notice. Federal health officials have…

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Researchers identify new approach for controlling dengue fever and Zika virus

From EurekAlert! October 17, 2018 RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Mosquitoes are the world’s deadliest animals, killing thousands of people and causing millions of illnesses each year. To be able to reproduce and become effective disease carriers, mosquitoes must first attain optimal body size and nutritional status.  A pair of researchers at the University of California, Riverside,…

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Association Updates

News Brief 10.12.18

87th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2019 MVCAC Conference Survey; November 15 Vector Control Certified Technician Exam Announcement; 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…

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News Brief 10.5.18

87th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2019 MVCAC Conference Survey; November 15 Vector Control Certified Technician Exam Announcement; 2019 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/3/18; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB; Agency Spotlight; MVCAC News Briefs –…

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News Brief 9.28.18

2019 MVCAC Conference Survey; November 15 Vector Control Certified Technician Exam Announcement; 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 Filed with SWB; Agency Spotlight;…

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