Mosquito & Vector News

Scientists reveal details of antibodies that work against Zika virus

From EurekAlert! February 25, 2021 ROCKVILLE, MD – The Zika outbreak of 2015 and 2016 is having lasting impacts on children whose mothers became infected with the virus while they were pregnant. Though the numbers of Zika virus infections have dropped, which scientists speculate may be due to herd immunity in some areas, there is…

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Santa Clara County to combat mosquito breeding season in marshlands

From Palo Alto Online February 25, 2021 On Friday, Santa Clara County plans to hover over the Palo Alto Flood Basin — an area known to be a mosquito breeding ground around this time of the year — to release a specific bacteria found in soil to stunt mosquitoes from maturing. The county’s Vector Control…

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Zika vaccine candidate shows promise in phase I trial

From MedicalXpress February 16, 2021 The Zika virus candidate, Ad26.ZIKV.001, a replication-incompetent human adenovirus serotype 26 (ad26) vector showed promising safety and immunogenicity in a phase I clinical trial. Researchers say the vaccine warrants further development should the need reemerge. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Zika virus (ZIKV) infection is transmitted via…

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Association Updates

News Briefs 3.3.2021

Post MVCAC Annual Conference FAQ; MVCAC Spring Board Meeting SAVE-THE-DATE; NPDES Report Information; MVCAC Monthly Committee Meeting Information; 2021 Sentinel Chicken Orders; Vector lab freezer space for COVID-19 vaccine; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Agency Spotlight: Placer MVCD; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; HR…

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News Briefs 2.24.21

Post MVCAC Annual Conference FAQ; MVCAC Spring Board Meeting SAVE-THE-DATE; NPDES Report Information; MVCAC Monthly Committee Meeting Information; Anastasia Mosquito Control District Survey; 2021 Sentinel Chicken Orders; Vector lab freezer space for COVID-19 vaccine; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Agency Spotlight: Placer MVCD; Submit your district for…

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News Briefs 2.18.21

Post MVCAC Annual Conference FAQ; MVCAC Spring Board Meeting SAVE-THE-DATE; MVCAC Monthly Committee Meeting Information; Letters from Valent, AMVAC and Central Life Sciences concerning PFAS in their packaging; Anastasia Mosquito Control District Survey; 2021 Sentinel Chicken Orders; Vector lab freezer space for COVID-19 vaccine; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources…

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