Association Updates

News Brief 05.18.18

April 2018 MVCAC Meeting Post Packet Available Now; Free New Jersey Light Traps; Survey for Bee Services; MVCAC Partners on 2018 Special District Legislative Days; NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB; Agency Spotlight; 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 05.11.18

April 2018 MVCAC Meeting Post Packet Available Now; Free New Jersey Light Traps; Survey for Bee Services; MVCAC Partners on 2018 Special District Legislative Days; NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB; Agency Spotlight; 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 05.04.18

New WNV Brochure From CDPH; Survey for Bee Services; MVCAC Partners on 2018 Special District Legislative Days; NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB; Agency Spotlight; 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 04.27.18

New WNV Brochure From CDPH; AMCA – UAS in Mosquito Control Survey; Survey for Bee Services; MVCAC Partners on 2018 Special District Legislative Days; NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB; Agency Spotlight; 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 04.20.18

NEW! HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; AMCA – UAS in Mosquito Control Survey; Survey for Bee Services; MVCAC Partners on 2018 Special District Legislative Days; NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB; Agency Spotlight; MVCAC News Briefs – Mosquito Awareness Week; 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 04.13.18

Mosquito Awareness Week; NEW! HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; SDLF Emerging Leaders Scholarship; AMCA – UAS in Mosquito Control Survey; Survey for Bee Services; MVCAC Partners on 2018 Special District Legislative Days; NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB; Agency Spotlight; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; Sustaining Member Corner

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Press Release: Mosquito Threats on the Rise and Californians are Nurturing the Threat

Mosquito Awareness Week educates California residents on preventing mosquito-borne viruses

SACRAMENTO, APRIL 13, 2018 – There has been a steep rise in detections of invasive mosquito species in California, according to the California Department of Public Health, which increases the risk of local transmission of imported diseases. At the same time, lifted water restrictions in the state allows for the return to water practices by Californians that increase mosquito habitats.

Two invasive mosquito species, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, have been found in nearly 200 cities in Southern and Central California and continue to spread throughout the state. This is a sharp increase from just five years ago when only four cities reported one of the invasive mosquito species. Both invasive species are capable of transmitting viruses that are dangerous to people such as chikungunya, dengue, and Zika.

“With millions of international travelers arriving or returning to California each year and the spread of these invasive mosquito species across California, the potential for local transmission of imported diseases is increasing,” said David Heft, President of the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC).  “All it will take is one invasive mosquito biting one infected traveler for these diseases to potentially spread to others here at home. While surveillance and mosquito control activities are critical to protecting public health, the public also needs to do everything in their power to get rid of sources in their own communities where mosquitoes develop.”

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News Brief 04.06.18

NEW! HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; SDLF Emerging Leaders Scholarship; AMCA – UAS in Mosquito Control Survey; Survey for Bee Services; MVCAC Partners on 2018 Special District Legislative Days; NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB; Agency Spotlight; 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 03.30.18

NEW! HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; Call for Proceedings Papers; 2018 Sentinel Chicken Orders; AMCA – UAS in Mosquito Control Survey; Survey for Bee Services; MVCAC Partners on 2018 Special District Legislative Days; NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB; Agency Spotlight; 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 03.23.18

2018 Sentinel Chicken Orders; Call for Proceedings Papers; AMCA – UAS in Mosquito Control Survey; Survey for Bee Services; MVCAC Partners on 2018 Special District Legislative Days; MVCAC Participates in 2018 California Agriculture Day; Western Scrub-Jay name change to California Scrub-Jay; NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB; Agency Spotlight; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; Sustaining Member Corner

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MVCAC Participates in 2018 California Agriculture Day

On Tuesday, March 20, 2018 MVCAC participated at Ag Day at the California State Capitol

Luz Maria Robles, Public Information Officer, Sacramento-Yolo MVCD with Assembly Member Caballero

Luz Maria Robles, Public Information Officer, Sacramento-Yolo MVCD with Senator Pan

News Brief 03.16.18

MVCAC Spring Meeting; NEW! HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; 2018 Sentinel Chicken Orders; Call for Proceedings Papers; NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB; Agency Spotlight; 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 03.09.18

MVCAC Spring Meeting; 2018 Sentinel Chicken Orders; Call for Proceedings Papers; NEW! HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB; Agency Spotlight; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; Sustaining Member Corner

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MVCAC 2018 Legislative Day

MVCAC members met in Sacramento on March 7, 2018 for MVCAC Legislative Day. Members met with CA legislators and staff to convey the importance of mosquito control. 

Thank you to all of our members who joined us in Sacramento!

News Brief 03.02.18

MVCAC Spring Meeting; MVCAC Yearbook Survey 2018; 2018 Sentinel Chicken Orders; Call for Proceedings Papers; Presentation Slides from MVCAC Annual Conference; NEW! HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB; Agency Spotlight; 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 02.23.18

MVCAC Spring Meeting; Presentation Slides from MVCAC Annual Conference; 2018 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms; MVCAC Yearbook Survey; 2018 Delta VCD New Hires; NEW! HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB; NPDES Permit Report Submissions; Agency Spotlight; District Trustee Information Form; SMC Vector Control Board Names New Officers; 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 02.16.18

MVCAC Spring Meeting; MVCAC Office Closed 2/19/2018; Assemblymember Bill Quirk Introduces Bill to Help Prevent West Nile and Zika Viruses; 2018 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms; MVCAC Yearbook Survey 2018; NEW! HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; NPDES Coalition Report Filed with SWB; NPDES Permit Report Submissions; Training Grant Program Call for Proposals; Agency Spotlight; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; District Trustee Information Form; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; Sustaining Member Corner

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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 Board; Sustaining Member Corner

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MVCAC 2018 Annual Conference Photos

News Brief 01.26.18

86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; 2018 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now!; NPDES Permit Report Submissions; MVCAC Hosts Tour for SWB on Trash Capture Devices; MVCAC 2018 Legislative Days; Free Items; Training Grant Program Call for Proposals; CSDA Professional Development and SDLF Scholarship Opportunities; 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 Briefs 01.19.18

86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; MVCAC Website Logins Update; 1/31/2018 Board Meeting Agenda Packet Posted; 2018 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now!; NPDES Permit Report Submissions; MVCAC 2018 Legislative Days; Training Grant Program Call for Proposals; CSDA Professional Development and SDLF Scholarship Opportunities; 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 Briefs 1.12.18

86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; 1/31/2018 Board Meeting Agenda Packet Posted; 2018 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now!; MVCAC 2018 Legislative Days; CSDA Professional Development and SDLF Scholarship Opportunities; 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 Briefs 1.5.18

86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; 2018 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now!; Alameda County Quarterly Newsletter and Updates; 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 Briefs 12.29.17

IT Survey and GIS Survey; CDPH “Don’t Bring Zika Home” Materials Now Available!; 86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; 2018 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now!; 2017 Proceedings & Papers; 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 Briefs 12.22.17

86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; Agency Spotlight; 2018 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now!; 2017 Proceedings & Papers; Submit your district for the next 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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CDPH  “Don’t Bring Zika Home” Materials Now Available!

The updated statewide Zika prevention materials and toolkits are now available for download at ZikaFreeCA.com. The toolkits include a 30-second PSA video, fliers, social media graphics and more. Support from local districts in sharing the Zika prevention message is greatly appreciated! Please feel free to reach out to Heidi Pyle at [email protected] with any questions or to request printed materials.

News Briefs 12.15.17

IT Survey and GIS Survey; 86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; 2018 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now!; 2017 Proceedings & Papers; 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 Briefs 12.01.17

2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; IT Survey and GIS Survey;Contra Costa MVCD Mosquito Bytes Newsletter; 86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018;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 Briefs 11.22.17

IT Survey and GIS Survey; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; Agency Spotlight; 86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; 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 Briefs 11.17.17

IT Survey and GIS Survey; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; Agency Spotlight; 86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; 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 Briefs 11.9.17

IT Survey and GIS Survey; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; Agency Spotlight; 86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; 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 Briefs 11.3.17

Visual Gateway Workshop Interest Form; IT Survey and GIS Survey; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; From ESA – Hurricane Recovery: Your Help is Needed; Agency Spotlight; 86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; 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 Briefs 10.27.17

Visual Gateway Workshop Interest Form; Sonoma preschoolers learn about yellow jackets; What you can learn from the people who protect you from disease-carrying pests; From ESA – Hurricane Recovery: Your Help is Needed; Agency Spotlight; 86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; 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 Briefs 10.20.17

Visual Gateway Workshop Interest Form; The head of the U.S.’s largest mosquito control program has science on her side; From ESA – Hurricane Recovery: Your Help is Needed; Agency Spotlight; 86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; District Trustee Information Form; Leading Edge Training Course for Unmanned Aerial Systems; 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 Briefs 10.13.17

MVCAC Planning Meeting; Visual Gateway Workshop Interest Form; CDPH VBDS 2016 Annual Report; From ESA – Hurricane Recovery: Your Help is Needed; Agency Spotlight; 86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; District Trustee Information Form; Leading Edge Training Course for Unmanned Aerial Systems

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News Briefs 10.06.17

From ESA – Hurricane Recovery: Your Help is Needed; Contra Costa MVCD – Paula Macedo, New General Manager, Takes the Helm; Alameda MAD – Quarterly Newsletter and Updates; Agency Spotlight; 86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; District Trustee Information Form; Leading Edge Training Course for Unmanned Aerial Systems; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; Sustaining Member Corner

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CDPH VBDS 2016 Annual Report

From CDPH
October 9, 2017

The 2016 Annual Report of the Vector-Borne Disease Section has been posted on the VBDS Annual Report webpage: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/VBDSAnnualReports.aspx. A PDF of the report is also available here, and one hard copy is being mailed to each agency this week. If you do not receive a copy, or would like additional copies, please email [email protected].

 

News Briefs 09.29.17

Call for Speakers; Agency Spotlight; 86th Annual MVCAC Conference – January 28-30, 2018; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; District Trustee Information Form; Leading Edge Training Course for Unmanned Aerial Systems; 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 Briefs 09.22.17

Call for Speakers; 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; Leading Edge Training Course for Unmanned Aerial Systems; 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 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 Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; Sustaining Member Corner

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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

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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; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 08.25.17

MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report Submission; 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

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News Briefs 8.18.17

MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report Submission; 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; Press Release: First Detection of St. Louis Encephalitis Virus in Merced County; 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 Briefs 08.11.17

Award Nominations Now Open; Mosquito district goes from scandal to praise; CDC Supports UC Researchers in Fighting Vector-Borne Diseases; July 2017 MVCAC Meeting Minutes Available Now; MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report Submission; 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; NPDES Updates; 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 Briefs 08.04.17

Request for Public Comment; Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2017-18 Dues; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; District Trustee Information Form; Trustee Council needs nominees!; MVCAC Fall Meeting; NPDES Updates; 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 Briefs 07.28.17

Request for Public Comment; Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2017-18 Dues; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; District Trustee Information Form; Trustee Council needs nominees!; MVCAC Fall Meeting; NPDES Updates; 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 Briefs 07.21.17

Request for Public Comment ; Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2017-18 Dues; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; District Trustee Information Form; Trustee Council needs nominees!; MVCAC Fall Meeting; NPDES Updates; 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 Briefs 07.14.17

Passing of Bob Azzaro; Agency Spotlight; Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2017-18 Dues; 2018 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/17; District Trustee Information Form; Trustee Council needs nominees!; MVCAC Fall Meeting; NPDES Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; Sustaining Member Corner

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