Mosquito & Vector News

First case of human West Nile virus confirmed in Kern County

From Bakersfield Now August 23, 2019 BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Kern County confirmed Friday morning its first human case of West Nile virus this year. According to the California West Nile Virus website, there were 31 new human cases reported this week in the state. This brings the total to 45 human cases in 11 counties within the…

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First West Nile Virus death reported in Fresno County this year

From ABC 30 August 22, 2019 FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — The Fresno County Department of Public Health has confirmed the first West Nile Virus death in the county this year. Health officials say another person also tested positive for Saint Louis Encephalitis which is the first reported case in Fresno County. According to county officials,…

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Zika Was Soaring Across Cuba. Few Outside the Country Knew.

From the New York Times August 22, 2019 A previously unknown outbreak of the Zika virus swept across Cuba in 2017, a year after the global health emergency was declared over, scientists reported on Thursday. Until now, the Pan American Health Organization had no record of any Zika infection in Cuba in 2017, much less…

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Association Updates

Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Member Award and Service with Distinction Award Nominations Now Open

It’s Nomination time!  Nominations are now open for MVCAC’s Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Member Award and the  Service with Distinction Award.  All nominations must be received in the MVCAC office by September 6th so they may be included on the ballot to all the member districts, or adequate ad hoc committees may be appointed (for Service…

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News Briefs 8.16.19

Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/2/19; Agency Spotlight – July 2019; 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…

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News Brief 8.9.19

Proposed Workshop: Mosquito and Arbovirus Surveillance with QGIS; Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/2/19; Agency Spotlight – July 2019; 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…

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