Mosquito & Vector News

Roaming Dogs, Intense Brown Dog Tick Infestation, and Emerging Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Tijuana, Mexico.

Foley J., et al. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 00(00), 2024, pp. 1–16 doi:10.4269/ajtmh.23-0410 Abstract. A two decades–long epidemic of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in northern Mexico reached the U.S.…

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Female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes use communal cues to manage population density at breeding sites.

Costa-da-Silva AL, et al. COMMUNICATIONS BIOLOGY | (2024) 7:143 | https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-024-05830-5 | www.nature.com/commsbio 1 1234567890 Abstract: Where a female mosquito lays her eggs creates the conditions for reproductive success. Here,…

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Emerging and lesser-known arboviruses impacting animal and human health

A Faraji1, G Molaei, T Andreadis. J Med Entomol, 60(6), 2023, 1139–1141. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjad140. In an effort to address problems surrounding emerging vector-borne pathogens, we have dedicated a series of Forum…

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Association Updates

CALL TO ACTION – SUPPORT SB 1251

MVCAC’s sponsored bill, SB 1251 (Stern), will soon be heard in the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee. The bill would compel electrical corporations to enter into jointly-developed vector management agreements upon request…

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Surveillance of Fleas and Their Small Mammal Hosts for Plague Risks in Some Main Seaports of the Islands of the Southwestern Indian Ocean.

M. Harimalala et al. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 110(2), 2024, pp. 311–319. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.23-0363. Abstract. Beginning in the 1920s/1930s, rodent and flea surveillance was carried out as part of plague…

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Don’t Forget – Send Your Legislative Day Thank You Notes ASAP!

Thank you to all those who joined us last week for MVCAC’s Legislative Day in Sacramento. There is one more step to help us MVCAC make a lasting impact on…

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