Mosquito & Vector News

Brazil’s Tale Of Two Epidemics: Zika And COVID-19 – OpEd

From EurasiaReview July 2, 2020 As Brazilian athletes were preparing for the upcoming Summer Olympics, a growing global health crisis shifted the government’s attention from winning gold medals to securing testing kits. On February 16th, the Brazilian government ordered the deployment of 220,000 soldiers to hand out educational material to citizens on how to combat the new virus that…

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Wash. state begins trapping for Asian giant hornets

From Komonews July 1, 2020 BELLINGHAM, Wash. — About 600 traps to catch invasive Asian giant hornets are being placed in Whatcom County by the Washington State Department of Agriculture, more than doubling the number already set out by citizens. The Capital Press reports the state traps are being placed around Blaine, Custer and Bellingham,…

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COVID-19 isn’t the only virus spreading this summer; entomologists watching spread of West Nile

From ABC 10 San Diego July 1, 2020 Heather Hyland, a self-proclaimed bug nerd, has found a love for mosquitos despite the diseases they carry. “I have loved bugs I would say since I was about 2 years old,” Hyland said. Initially a public information officer for the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District…

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Association Updates

Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters

The Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC) will hold its 89th Annual Conference January 31-February 2, 2021 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center. You are invited to submit a paper or poster for presentation at the conference. In consideration of COVID-19 contingencies, all submitted papers should be available for electronic presentations.…

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News Briefs 06.26.20

MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Statewide COVID-19 Response Discussion; CDPH VBDS – 2020 Plague Surveillance Program; Submit your AMCA Award Nominations Now!; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; Agency Spotlight; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; HR resources for districts to use and…

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News Briefs 06.19.2020

MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; CalSurv Webinars for MVCAC Members; MVCAC Receives Clarification From EPA on Reuse of N95 Masks; Effectiveness of N95 Respirator Decontamination and Reuse against SARS-CoV-2 Virus; CDPH VBDS – 2020 Plague Surveillance Program; Submit your AMCA Award Nominations Now!; Statewide COVID-19 Response Discussion; Governor’s Executive Order on Brown Act; Update From…

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