Mosquito & Vector News

Commonly used antibiotic shows promise for combating Zika infections

From the NIH November 23, 2020 In 2015, hundreds of children were born with brain deformities resulting from a global outbreak of Zika virus infections. Recently, National Institutes of Health researchers used a variety of advanced drug screening techniques to test out more than 10,000 compounds in search of a cure. To their surprise, they…

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One Less Worry: Mosquitos Do Not Transmit COVID-19 – But They’re Still More Than Just Annoying

From Pasadena Now November 23, 2020 he current surge in COVID-19 cases is renewing public anxiety about the virus, but experts say they want to put people’s minds at ease about one common concern: Mosquitos do not transmit COVID-19. Since mosquitos are capable of transmitting other viruses, such as West Nile virus, Zika, dengue fever,…

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Fourth case of West Nile confirmed in Kern County this year

From KGET November 19, 2020 BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Health officials say they have diagnosed a fourth case of West Nile virus in Kern County. California health officials announced the latest data Thursday showing 172 human cases of West Nile across the state. Twenty two counties in the state have reported human cases and seven…

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Association Updates

News Briefs 11.20.2020

Your Support Needed; MVCAC Annual Conference Corner; Utility Vaults and Mosquito Production Survey; 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 Asian Hornets; MVCAC News Briefs…

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News Briefs 11.13.2020

Your Support Needed; MVCAC Annual Conference Corner; Volume 88 of the MVCAC Proceedings Available Now; 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 Asian Hornets;…

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News Briefs 11.06.2020

Your Support Needed; MVCAC Annual Conference Corner; Requesting MVCAC Member Support for Members Impacted by CA Wildfires; 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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