Mosquito & Vector News

St. Louis encephalitis resurfaces in Orange County

From the Los Angeles Times October 15, 2019 Mosquitoes collected in Anaheim and Westminster have tested positive for St. Louis encephalitis — the first occurrence in those cities in three decades, Orange County officials announced Tuesday. The mosquitoes were collected late last week along Old Bolsa Chica Road in Westminster and near Dale and Orange avenues in…

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Mosquitoes Carrying Encephalitis Found In Orange County

From Lake Forest Patch October 15, 2019 ANAHEIM, CA —Mosquito samples in Orange County cities of Westminster and Anaheim tested positive for Saint Louis Encephalitis, the OC Vector Control District confirmed, Tuesday. “(We) have not seen SLE positive mosquito samples in this area since 1987,” a spokeswoman for OC Vector Control District said. As such,…

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Living with Infectious Mosquitoes

From Scientific American October 14, 2019 Vector-borne diseases, those carried by organisms that can transmit them between humans or from animals to humans, account for more than 17 percent of all infectious diseases. The most commonly known vector, the mosquito, carries some of the deadliest diseases of this kind, including dengue fever, Zika virus, malaria, chikungunya virus,…

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Association Updates

News Briefs 10.11.19

Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; MVCAC December Planning Meeting; 2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/2/19; 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 With…

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News Briefs 10.4.19

Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; Quirk Bill to Help Prevent Yellow Fever, West Nile and Zika Viruses is Signed; MVCAC December Planning Meeting; 2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/2/19; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into; MVCAC News…

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Quirk Bill to Help Prevent Yellow Fever, West Nile and Zika Viruses is Signed

Press Release from Assemblymember Bill Quirk October 2, 2019 SACRAMENTO – Following a wet winter and warm summer, mosquito experts throughout the state are moving fast to maintain public health and prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. Recognizing this, today Governor Newsom signed AB 320, authored Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D – Hayward). AB 320 establishing…

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