Mosquito & Vector News

Mosquitoes take a harmful bite out of Tulare County

From Visalia Times-Delta As the weather cools down the number of mosquitoes are going up. And so is the number of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile Virus. Climate, as well as the number of birds and mosquitoes, are factors that influence the virus. It is transmitted to humans and animals by a mosquito bite.  As of Sept. 1, California Department…

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Gulf Flood Waters — Breeding Grounds For Mosquitoes, Raising Zika Concerns

From Triplepundit.com Hurricane Harvey’s devastating floods, which inundated vast tracks of neighborhoods in August and brought with it the chance of toxic leaks has raised concern recently about another environmental risk: the rise in mosquito-borne illnesses such as Zika and West Nile. Southern U.S. locations are still dealing with lingering flooding and in an effort to be…

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First Indication of West Nile virus in Shasta County

From KRCR TV REDDING, Calif. – The first indication of West Nile virus (WNv) for 2017 has been reported in Shasta County in a positive dead bird collected in the Redding area. Peter Bonkrude, district manager of the Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District (SMVCD), stated, “The first WNv positive indicator is often identified in Shasta…

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Association Updates

News Briefs 09.15.17

Award Nominations Now Open; Passing of Jeff Cahn; ELC Funding For Enhanced Aedes Surveillance and Control; Call for Speakers; Support for Hurricane Harvey; Agency Spotlight; District Trustee Information Form; 86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News…

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News Briefs 09.08.17

Support for Hurricane Harvey; Award Nominations Now Open; Agency Spotlight; District Trustee Information Form; 86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; Sustaining Member Corner Click…

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News Briefs 09.01.17

Support for Hurricane Harvey; Award Nominations Now Open; Agency Spotlight; District Trustee Information Form; 86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; CVMVCD New Operations Manager; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board;…

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