Mosquito & Vector News

How more rain could spur on rat infestation

From KESQ December 3, 2019 More rain is on the way, and could potentially bring unwanted visitors. “They climb up on the trees onto the roof, they go down the pipe vents if there are any openings on the roof,” Mr. Beez Pest Control Owner Barrett Toohey said. Toohey has worked in the business for…

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Could insulin prevent the spread of dengue, Zika and West Nile Virus?

From BioTechniques November 29, 2019 Approximately half of the world’s population is at risk of acquiring vector-borne diseases, according to the WHO (Geneva, Switzerland). Flaviviruses, including Zika, West Nile virus and dengue virus, can lead to severe illness and death. A team of researchers from Washington State University(WSU; USA) has demonstrated that insulin could be key in targeting the spread…

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Zika-Exposed Children Challenged with Motor Developmental Delays

From Zika News November 29, 2019 A recent study found about 32 percent of children born to mothers with probable or confirmed Zika virus infection had below average or poor scores when tested at age 18 months. This study is important since December 2017, there were about 4,100 pregnant women confirmed with the Zika virus in…

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Association Updates

News Briefs 11.27.19

MVCAC December Planning Meeting; 2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/2/19; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013…

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News Briefs 11.22.19

MVCAC December Planning Meeting; 2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/2/19; Information made available by Infravec; MVCAC issues management guide; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share…

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News Briefs 11.16.19

MVCAC December Planning Meeting; 2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/2/19; MVCAC issues management guide; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs…

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