Mosquito & Vector News

Here’s what the first year of Zika looks like

From Yahoo News January 7, 2021   The Zika virus came seemingly out of nowhere and broke all the rules. Here’s a look at the plot twists during the first year of the virus – and where it’s going next. Read more

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New defense against dengue and emerging mosquito-borne viruses

From EurekAlert January 7, 2021 New treatments to cut the global death rate from dengue, Zika and West Nile viruses could result from research led by The University of Queensland. Associate Professor Daniel Watterson from UQ’s School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences said the team identified an antibody that improved survival rates in laboratory trials…

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The Antimalarial Compound Atovaquone Inhibits Zika and Dengue Virus Infection by Blocking E Protein-Mediated Membrane Fusion.

From Physicians Weekly December 31, 2020 Flaviviruses bear class II fusion proteins as their envelope (E) proteins. Here, we describe the development of an in vitro quantitative mosquito-cell-based membrane-fusion assay for the E protein using dual split proteins (DSPs). The assay does not involve the use of live viruses and allows the analysis of a…

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Association Updates

News Briefs 1.20.2021

MVCAC Annual Conference Corner; MVCAC Spring Board Meeting SAVE-THE-DATE; 2021 Sentinel Chicken Orders; 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 resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian…

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News Briefs 01.13.2021

MVCAC Annual Conference Corner; MVCAC Spring Board Meeting SAVE-THE-DATE; 2021 Sentinel Chicken Orders; 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 resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant Asian…

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News Briefs 01.06.2021

Memorandum on New Laws for 2021; MVCAC Annual Conference Corner; MVCAC Spring Board Meeting SAVE-THE-DATE; 2021 Sentinel Chicken Orders; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News Briefs – Giant…

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