Mosquito & Vector News

Asian giant hornets sighted in US for first time, UC Davis entomologists say media exaggerated severity of issue

From The Aggie May 22, 2020 Despite sightings of giant hornet species, spread through North America highly unlikely, experts say  Giant, tiger-striped insects have been making quite the buzz lately. Vespa mandarinia, or the Asian giant hornet, typically lives in eastern and southeastern Asia, but two individuals of the species were sighted in the U.S.…

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New Mexico reports first human case of West Nile Virus infection this year

From KFOX14 May 21, 2020 SANTA FE, NM — The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting the first human case of West Nile virus infection in New Mexico this year. The patient is a San Juan County man in his 50s. He was diagnosed with the neuroinvasive form of the disease, which has required hospitalization,…

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What’s ‘bugging’ your dog? Let’s take a look

From the Chico Enterprise-Record May 14, 2020 You’ve just returned home from a springtime walk through the woods with your furry pal, and you see something on her fur that looks like a piece of dirt. But then you see it’s moving. It’s not dirt, it’s a disgusting TICK! I have no idea why we’re…

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Association Updates

News Briefs 5.22.2020

Submit your AMCA Award Nominations Now!; CalSurv webinars for MVCAC members; Statewide COVID-19 Response Discussion; MVCAC Summer Board Meeting; Governor’s Executive Order on Brown Act; 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…

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Submit your AMCA Award Nominations Now!

Deadline is August 20, 2020 AMCA Awards recognize individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the Association, to medical entomology and public health, and to the development and implementation of mosquito control methods and/or equipment. Please nominate your colleagues and peers who are deserving of recognition. Nominations and the required supporting documents (if applicable) must…

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News Briefs 5.15.20

CalSurv webinars for MVCAC members; Statewide COVID-19 Response Discussion; Virtual Special Districts Legislative Days; MVCAC Summer Board Meeting; Governor’s Executive Order on Brown Act; 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…

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