Mosquito & Vector News

Monkeys can carry zika virus, scientists discover

From Health 24 November 15, 2018 Wild monkeys in South America carry the Zika virus, which can then be transmitted to people via mosquitoes, researchers report. The scientists said the finding suggests it may be impossible to eradicate the virus in the Americas. “Our findings are important because they change our understanding of the ecology and…

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Mothers infected by dengue may have babies with higher risk of severe Zika, and vice versa

From Science Daily November 14, 2018 Two new studies provide evidence that previous Dengue infection in pregnant mothers may lead to increased severity of Zika in babies, and that previous Zika infection in mice mothers may increase severity of Dengue infection in their pups. The research, publishing November 14 in the journal Cell Host & Microbe,…

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Zika may hijack mother-fetus immunity route

From MedicalXpress November 14, 2018 To cross the placenta, Zika virus may hijack the route by which acquired immunity is transferred from mother to fetus, new research suggests. The results are scheduled for publication in Cell Host & Microbe. Antibodies against dengue virus make it easier for Zika to infect certain immune cells in the placenta, called Hofbauer…

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Association Updates

News Briefs 11.16.18

Support for MVCAC Members Impacted by CA Wildfires; 2019 MVCAC Annual Conference; 2019 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/3/18; CDPH Culex kdr resistance testing program for 2019; 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;…

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Support for MVCAC Members Impacted by CA Wildfires

Some of our MVCAC members have lost their homes during the Camp Fire. The good news is, Matt Ball, Manager of Butte County MVCD, Chris Ocegueda, Vector Ecologist/Fish Biologist at Butte County MVCD, and their families are safe in temporary housing and their immediate needs have been met. The bad news is, their homes are total losses. We want to…

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News Brief 11.9.18

Webinar: Northeast CoE seminar on Invasive Longhorned Tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis; LOCAL LEGISLATIVE OFFICE OUTREACH WEEK: NOV. 12-16th 2019; MVCAC Annual Conference; CDPH Culex kdr resistance testing program for 2019; 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…

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