Mosquito & Vector News

Assemblymember Bill Quirk Introduces Bill to Help Prevent West Nile and Zika Viruses

Establishing a surveillance system and database will help mosquito-borne diseases from spreading SACRAMENTO – As most of California experiences a drier and warmer than normal February, mosquito experts throughout the state are ramping up for what will most likely be an early and active mosquito season. In response, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D – Hayward) has…

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Coverage area by Butte County Mosquito Abatement about to increase

From the Gridley Herald February 16, 2018 The duties of the Butte County Mosquito Abatement District (BCMAD) area are about to change dramatically following a request by the Butte Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) board. LAFCo has requested that the BCMAD take over abatement services of 15,000 acres primarily planted in rice land in Durham.…

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Can gene drives end mosquito-borne disease?

From Healio February 16, 2018 When Omar S. Akbari, PhD, moved his lab of genetically modified mosquitoes from the University of California, Riverside, to the University of California, San Diego, he took only eggs, collecting some from each strain and sealing them in containers for the 90-mile trip south. “Just the eggs. Not the adults — that’s…

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Association Updates

News Brief 02.09.18

2018 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now!; MVCAC Yearbook Survey; 2018 NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB; NPDES Permit Report Submissions; Training Grant Program Call for Proposals; 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 Brief 02.02.18

86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; MVCAC 2018 Legislative Days; 2018 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now!; NPDES Permit Report Submissions; Free Items; Training Grant Program Call for Proposals; Agency Spotlight; District Trustee Information Form; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs…

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MVCAC 2018 Annual Conference Photos

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