Mosquito & Vector News

Getting Eaten Alive By Mosquitoes? Here’s All You Ever Needed to Know

From NBC Los Angeles July 20, 2019 It’s that time of year again: it’s time for barbecuing, basking in the sun, and of course, fending off annoying bites from mosquitoes.  What’s worse, in Southern California, is the presence of an aggressive ankle-biter mosquito that will bite multiple times, and doesn’t wait for dusk — they’ll…

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Science bites back . . . Chinese trial wipes out 99% of deadly mosquitoes

From The Times July 19, 2019 Chinese scientists say they have almost eradicated a virus-carrying mosquito from two islands by releasing infected males into the population. It is hoped that the study will give officials new tools to fight diseases such as dengue fever and zika. Asian tiger mosquitoes were exposed to gamma radiation and…

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West Nile virus found in mosquitoes in Long Beach

From Fox LA July 19, 2019 LONG BEACH, Calif. (FOX 11) – Mosquitoes collected in Long Beach have tested positive for West Nile virus. It’s the first detection of the virus this year in the county, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District announced Friday.  “West Nile virus is endemic in Los Angeles County. When temperatures increase,…

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Association Updates

News Briefs 7.19.19

Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/2/19; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; Agency Spotlight – July 2019; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; MVCAC News Briefs – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News…

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Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters

The Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC) will hold its 88th Annual Conference January 26-28, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego. You are invited to submit a paper or poster for presentation at the conference. This presentation should be related to mosquitoes or other vectors, the disease organisms they…

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News Briefs 7.12.19

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

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