Mosquito & Vector News

West Nile virus found in mosquitoes in Santa Clara, Sunnyvale

From the Mercury News August 14, 2018 West Nile virus was detected in mosquitoes collected from an area around the 94087, 95050 and 950512 zip codes in parts of Santa Clara and Sunnyvale, the Santa Clara County Vector Control District announced Monday. The vector control district is planning a targeted treatment operation on Wednesday in…

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In the war on West Nile Virus, mosquito-eating fish are the latest biological weapon

From the Los Angeles Daily News August 14, 2018 Millie Cavafian lives in South Pasadena next door to a vacant home with an old swimming pool teeming with green algae. “Five minutes out of the house and we are bitten by mosquitoes. We have kids and they have complained about it,” she told Marc Mitchell,…

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Experts recommend longer follow-up period for children exposed to Zika

From Healio August 14, 2018 For children with suspected or confirmed exposure to Zika virus in utero, the CDC recommends screening for signs of congenital Zika syndrome and other birth defects by 1 month of age. The agency also recommends evaluating children for microcephaly until age 24 months and older. However, authors of a recent…

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Association Updates

News Brief 8.10.18

July Board Meeting Minutes Available Now; 87th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2019 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/3/18; 2019 MVCAC Annual Conference; CDPH Vector-Borne Disease 2017 Annual Report; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; Survey for Bee Services; NPDES Coalition Report Filed…

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News Brief 8.3.18

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

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News Brief 7.27.18

87th Annual Conference – Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2019 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/3/18; 2019 MVCAC Annual Conference – Hotel Booking Link and Draft Schedule Now Available!; NEW! HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; Survey for Bee Services; NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB;…

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