Association Updates

News Briefs 07.31.2020

MVCAC Call for Papers; MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Statewide COVID-19 Response Discussion; Submit your AMCA Award Nominations Now!; 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 – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 7.24.20

MVCAC Call for Papers; MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Statewide COVID-19 Response Discussion; Fernando Fregoso Memorial Scholarship Fund; Submit your AMCA Award Nominations Now!; 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 – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 07.17.20

Global Vector Hub Online Workshop on COVID-19; Special Districts Survey for COVID-19 Relief; MVCAC Call for Papers; MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Statewide COVID-19 Response Discussion; Fernando Fregoso Memorial Scholarship Fund; Submit your AMCA Award Nominations Now!; 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 – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 7.10.2020

MVCAC Call for Papers; MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; Statewide COVID-19 Response Discussion; Fernando Fregoso Memorial Scholarship Fund; Submit your AMCA Award Nominations Now!; 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 – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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Mosquito Spraying to Begin This Weekend in Parts of Coachella Valley

From NBC Los Angeles
July 8, 2020

With potentially deadly mosquito-borne viruses continuing to be detected in the Coachella Valley, vector control officials are planning to carry out further pesticide spray applications beginning tomorrow.

Targeted mosquito eradication efforts are scheduled Thursday through Saturday from 2 a.m to 6 a.m. in Palm Desert and Indian Wells, near where mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus and St. Louis encephalitis were previously collected from traps, according to the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District.

In Palm Desert, crews will concentrate their efforts generally in residential neighborhoods near Highway 74 and Haystack Road. Efforts in La Quinta will take place in residential neighborhoods southwest of Portola Avenue
and Fairway Drive.

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News Briefs 07.02.20

MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report; Share Your Post COVID-19 Exposure Methods With Us; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Statewide COVID-19 Response Discussion; Fernando Fregoso Memorial Scholarship Fund; MVCAC Call for Papers; Submit your AMCA Award Nominations Now!; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; Agency Spotlight; 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 – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters

The Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC) will hold its 89th Annual Conference January 31-February 2, 2021 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center. You are invited to submit a paper or poster for presentation at the conference.

In consideration of COVID-19 contingencies, all submitted papers should be available for electronic presentations. Presentations should be related to mosquitoes or other vectors, the disease organisms they transmit, or their surveillance and control. Presentations may be about research results, the development and testing of new methods, equipment or products, education, community outreach  and the adaptation or development of new technology relating to vector research, surveillance or control, or the administration of a vector control agency.

If you are interested in presenting a paper or poster, please complete the attached “Request to Present a Paper” form. An extended abstract is REQUIRED for all presentations. Abstracts may be made available to participants before or at the conference and will appear in the Proceedings and Papers of MVCAC. Presenters may choose to replace their abstract with a paper for publication in the Proceedings. Please see the Guidelines for Contributors for more information.

With limited time for presentations, final scheduled oral presentations will be at the discretion of the Program Committee. All Posters will be accepted.

Presenters will be notified by November 2, 2020 if they are accepted as a speaker and be given the time allotted for their presentation. Presenters who are not selected for an oral presentation will be invited to present a poster.

Posters will be mounted on large poster holders, as has been done in years past. Please bring your poster un-mounted; presenters will attach their posters to the poster board with straight pins, thumbtacks or clips (provided by MVCAC). Posters will be located near the exhibit hall and registration areas. Please plan to stand by your poster during the designated “Poster Session Luncheon” when attendees walk around and ask authors questions. The designated Poster Luncheon will be announced as we are closer to the event. Posters must be set up by Sunday evening, January 31 so they also can be seen during the opening evening reception. Posters should be taken down between 1:00 and 4:00 PM on Tuesday February 2, 2021.

All presenters must register for the conference and are responsible for registration and arranging their own travel. Presenters will be given registration priority should attendance at the conference be limited due to COVID-19 physical distancing requirements.

Deadline for submission of the completed “Request to Present a Paper” form is Monday October 5, 2020. Requests received after the deadline may not be accepted.

News Briefs 06.26.20

MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Statewide COVID-19 Response Discussion; CDPH VBDS – 2020 Plague Surveillance Program; Submit your AMCA Award Nominations Now!; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; Agency Spotlight; 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 – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 06.19.2020

MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; CalSurv Webinars for MVCAC Members; MVCAC Receives Clarification From EPA on Reuse of N95 Masks; Effectiveness of N95 Respirator Decontamination and Reuse against SARS-CoV-2 Virus; CDPH VBDS – 2020 Plague Surveillance Program; Submit your AMCA Award Nominations Now!; Statewide COVID-19 Response Discussion; Governor’s Executive Order on Brown Act; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; Agency Spotlight; 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 – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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Press Release: Residents Need to Protect Themselves from Mosquitoes as They Head Outside Amidst Relaxing of Stay-at-Home Orders

National Mosquito Awareness Week educates residents about the importance of eliminating mosquitoes and preventing the spread of mosquito-borne diseases

SACRAMENTO, June 17, 2020 – As the weather heats up and residents head outside, mosquito experts encourage community members to protect themselves from mosquitoes and the diseases they can spread when they bite. West Nile virus is the most prevalent mosquito-borne disease in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California had the highest number of West Nile virus disease cases in the nation in 2019, with 225 cases reported. Comparatively, Texas had 32 cases and Florida had two cases in 2019. There is no human vaccine for West Nile virus, a disease that can cause debilitating cases of meningitis, encephalitis, and even death.

However, West Nile virus isn’t the only mosquito-borne threat in California. Newly established invasive Aedes mosquitoes can transmit viruses such as chikungunya, dengue, and Zika, all of which are costly to treat and can have long-term health and financial consequences. These mosquitoes are established in many areas of California and are steadily expanding their range.

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News Briefs 06.12.2020

CalSurv Webinars for MVCAC Members; MVCAC Receives Clarification From EPA on Reuse of N95 Masks; Effectiveness of N95 Respirator Decontamination and Reuse against SARS-CoV-2 Virus; CDPH VBDS – 2020 Plague Surveillance Program; Submit your AMCA Award Nominations Now!; Statewide COVID-19 Response Discussion; MVCAC Summer Board Meeting; Governor’s Executive Order on Brown Act; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; Agency Spotlight; 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 – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 6.5.2020

MVCAC Receives Clarification From EPA on Reuse of N95 Masks; Effectiveness of N95 Respirator Decontamination and Reuse against SARS-CoV-2 Virus; CDPH VBDS – 2020 Plague Surveillance Program; Submit your AMCA Award Nominations Now!; Statewide COVID-19 Response Discussion; MVCAC Summer Board Meeting; Governor’s Executive Order on Brown Act; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; Agency Spotlight; 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 – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 5.29.2020

CDPH VBDS – 2020 Plague Surveillance Program; Submit your AMCA Award Nominations Now!; CalSurv webinars for MVCAC members; Statewide COVID-19 Response Discussion; MVCAC Summer Board Meeting; Governor’s Executive Order on Brown Act; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; Agency Spotlight; 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 – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2020-21 Dues

It’s that time of year again! Please fill out and email or fax back this year’s MVCAC Fiscal Status Report Form for your district’s MVCAC dues to be calculated.

Dues for Corporate Members are due on July 1st of each year for the fiscal year ending June 30th of the following year. Unpaid dues will be considered late on September 1st. After September 1st, a late notice will be sent which will include a $50 late payment fee. Corporate members that do not pay their dues and late fee by October 31st will be dropped from the membership rolls.

Please feel free to contact the office if you have any questions. Thank you for supporting MVCAC!

News Briefs 5.22.2020

Submit your AMCA Award Nominations Now!; CalSurv webinars for MVCAC members; Statewide COVID-19 Response Discussion; MVCAC Summer Board Meeting; Governor’s Executive Order on Brown Act; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; Agency Spotlight; 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 – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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Submit your AMCA Award Nominations Now!

Deadline is August 20, 2020

AMCA Awards recognize individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the Association, to medical entomology and public health, and to the development and implementation of mosquito control methods and/or equipment.

Please nominate your colleagues and peers who are deserving of recognition. Nominations and the required supporting documents (if applicable) must be received by August 20, 2020, to be considered. Please send nominations via e-mail to Jason Kinley, Awards Committee Chair, director@gcmad.org.

The AMCA Awards are:
Medal of Honor
Meritorious Service
John N. Belkin Award
Industry Award
Boyd-Ariaz Grass Roots Award
Memorial Lecturer and Honoree(s)
AMCA Honorary Member

Click here for additional information.
(includes a list of awards, criteria, etc)

News Briefs 5.15.20

CalSurv webinars for MVCAC members; Statewide COVID-19 Response Discussion; Virtual Special Districts Legislative Days; MVCAC Summer Board Meeting; Governor’s Executive Order on Brown Act; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; Agency Spotlight; 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 – Zika Updates; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 5.8.2020

CalSurv webinars for MVCAC members; Statewide COVID-19 Response Discussion; Virtual Special Districts Legislative Days; MVCAC Summer Board Meeting; Governor’s Executive Order on Brown Act; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; Agency Spotlight; 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 Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 05.01.2020

Statewide COVID-19 Response Discussion; Virtual Special Districts Legislative Days; Covid-19 Supplies & PPE Available; Ways to Secure Zoom Meetings; MVCAC Summer Board Meeting; Governor’s Executive Order on Brown Act; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; Agency Spotlight; 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 Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 4.24.2020

Statewide COVID-19 Response Discussion; Virtual Special Districts Legislative Days; Covid-19 Supplies & PPE Available; Ways to Secure Zoom Meetings; MVCAC Summer Board Meeting; Governor’s Executive Order on Brown Act; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Mosquito Impact of Puerto Rico Earthquake/ Request for Assistance; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; Agency Spotlight; 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 Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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AMCA Action needed by Monday, April 27th

Dear AMCA Member:

You have a Member of Congress critical in federal funding (Appropriations) decision-making.  For years, AMCA has supported fully funding the CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases to increase nationwide surveillance, testing, and control of mosquitoes. Recently, two pieces of legislation were authorized that will improve vector control capacity in the United States, the SMASH Act and the Kay Hagen TICK Act.  Combined, these two laws will add jobs, research, supplies and technology that our profession desperately needs. 

Congress is currently putting together supplemental funding packages to boost public health preparedness and response due to COVID-19.  You have a unique opportunity to ask your Member of Congress to fund vector control provisions, so one public health crisis doesn’t exacerbate another problem.  Please join us in urging action by Congress to fund and support the implementation of the SMASH and TICK Acts, recent public health preparedness measures enacted by Congress.  We ask that you forward the attached letter (linked below) to your House and Senate Congressional representative by Monday, April 27th, requesting vital vector control funding resources as our nation continues to strengthen public health preparedness. 

Please BCC, Karen Williams with McDermott, Will, and Emery (AMCA’s Representative in D.C.) so she can follow up with the appropriate offices. 

Thank you for your timely response and let me know if you have any questions,

Gary Goodman

Federal Funding Subcommittee Chairman


Suggested email to Debbie Jessup for Congresswoman Roybal-Allard: debbie.jessup@mail.house.gov

email to  Victor Yang for Congresswoman Lee victor.yang@mail.house.gov

with a bcc to Kmwilliams@mwe.com


Subject line: Stimulus Funding Request – Resources Needed to Safeguard Public Health from Mosquito and Vector-Borne Disease Threats

Dear Congresswoman Roybal-Allard or Congresswoman Lee, 

The emergence and rapid spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases demonstrate that threats to public health are escalating. We have seen how a lack of preparedness for the Coronavirus pandemic has compromised our efforts to control it to date. Alarmingly, we are now heading into mosquito and tick vector season, whose disease transmission put those afflicted at higher risk of fatal outcomes from COVID-19 infection. To ensure these challenges can be effectively met, public health and vector-control professionals must be equipped with the resources and capacity necessary for the prevention, treatment, and control of vector-borne diseases.

The threat from mosquito-borne and other vector-borne diseases continues, and our nation’s limited existing capacity to respond to such threats demands action. Please fully fund and support the implementation of the SMASH and TICK Acts, recent public health preparedness measures enacted by Congress.  Funding will ensure that state and local vector control agencies have the personal protective equipment, testing supplies, diagnostic equipment, personnel and control materials necessary to combat emerging public health threats.

I’ve attached a letter from the American Mosquito Control Association President.  Please contact me if you have any questions. 

Sincerely,

Your Name and Title

News Briefs 4.17.20

Statewide COVID-19 Response Discussion; Virtual Special Districts Legislative Days; Covid-19 Supplies & PPE Available; Ways to Secure Zoom Meetings; MVCAC Summer Board Meeting; Governor’s Executive Order on Brown Act; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Mosquito Impact of Puerto Rico Earthquake/ Request for Assistance; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; Agency Spotlight; 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 Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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Press Release: Current Focus on Public Health Reinforces the Need for Residents to Protect Themselves from Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week educates California residents about preventing mosquito-borne viruses

SACRAMENTO, APRIL 16, 2020 — Mosquito experts throughout the state say the increased attention on public health is an excellent reminder that there are many ways for residents to protect themselves from other viruses transmitted by infected mosquitoes.

While COVID-19 is not transmitted by mosquitoes, they can transmit several other diseases. West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne disease that has impacted the lives of California residents since 2003. There is no human vaccine for West Nile virus which can cause debilitating cases of meningitis, encephalitis, and even death.

“As we enter mosquito season, I urge all residents to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito-transmitted diseases,” said Senator Henry Stern. “Having lost a dear friend to West Nile virus, I can tell you how real and devastating the risks are. By raising awareness and encouraging individual action, we can protect health and save lives.”

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News Briefs 4.10.2020

UC Davis Researchers Launch New COVID-19 Tracking Application; Covid-19 Supplies & PPE Available; Ways to Secure Zoom Meetings; MVCAC Summer Board Meeting; Governor’s Executive Order on Brown Act; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Mosquito Impact of Puerto Rico Earthquake/ Request for Assistance; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; 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 SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 4.3.2020

WNV Dead Bird Call Center starts April 13; response requested; MVCAC Summer Board Meeting; Governor’s Executive Order on Brown Act; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Mosquito Impact of Puerto Rico Earthquake/ Request for Assistance; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; 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 SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 3.27.2020

WNV Dead Bird Call Center starts April 13; response requested; MVCAC Summer Board Meeting; Governor’s Executive Order on Brown Act; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; Mosquito Impact of Puerto Rico Earthquake/ Request for Assistance; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; 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 SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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WNV Dead Bird Call Center starts April 13; response requested

March 27, 2020

West Nile virus season is fast approaching, and the California WNV and Dead Bird Call Center (877-WNV-BIRD; 877-968-2473) will be live Monday, April 13thPublic online reporting (www.westnile.ca.gov) will also continue. Call center hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday; Sunday staffing will likely be added later. 

Important resources:

  • Guide to the WNV Dead Bird Program. New! This comprehensive guide takes you through all faucets of the program and offers helpful information to maximize dead birds as a surveillance tool. The RNA preservation card protocol is also included.
  • Tutorial: Safe Practices in Dead Bird RNA Preservation Card Sampling outlines proper safety techniques for sampling dead birds for RNA preservation (a.k.a RNASound) cards. (It is also located on the website: www.westnile.ca.gov, under the “Resources” tab, under “Tutorials.”)
  • Salvage Permit. This memorandum of understanding with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) allows the program to salvage dead birds for WNV testing. Please keep a copy in each vehicle used for carcass transport. This document is valid until 2024. Note: CDFW investigates wildlife mortality events and maintains first rights to the threatened and endangered birds listed in the permit. If you find one of these protected species (dead), please let the call center know.

Please send me a brief email at leslie.foss@cdph.ca.gov to state:

  1. Which species of dead birds you would like to pick up for WNV sampling/testing
  2. If you can start April 13th
  3. Any modified operations due to Covid-19

How to reach us: Margaret Kerrigan will be responding to many dead bird reports in April-May. Her desk line is 510-412-6251; my number is 510-412-6255. You can reach the call center staff at the direct agency line: 510-412-4601, and at arbovirus@cdph.ca.gov.

I look forward to hearing from you. Free to contact me if you have any questions now or during the season.

Thank you,

Leslie

Leslie Foss, M.S.
Arbovirus Biologist
Vector-borne Disease Section
California Department of Public Health
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Richmond, CA 94804
Phone: 510-412-6255
Email: leslie.foss@cdph.ca.gov

News Briefs 3.20.2020

Governor’s Executive Order on Brown Act; MVCAC Member Resources Re: COVID-19; AMCA 86TH ANNUAL MEETING CANCELLED; Mosquito Impact of Puerto Rico Earthquake/ Request for Assistance; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 3.13.20

AMCA 86TH ANNUAL MEETING CANCELLED; Mosquito Impact of Puerto Rico Earthquake/ Request for Assistance; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; NPDES Reporting Information For 2019 Report; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 3.6.20

Mosquito Impact of Puerto Rico Earthquake/ Request for Assistance; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; NPDES Reporting Information For 2019 Report; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 2.28.20

2020 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now; Mosquito Impact of Puerto Rico Earthquake/ Request for Assistance; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; NPDES Reporting Information For 2019 Report; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 02.21.2020

Mosquito Impact of Puerto Rico Earthquake/ Request for Assistance; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; 2020 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now; NPDES Reporting Information For 2019 Report; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 02.14.20

Delta Vector Control District Announcements; Mosquito Impact of Puerto Rico Earthquake/ Request for Assistance; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; 2020 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now; NPDES Reporting Information For 2019 Report; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; 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 Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 02.07.20

2020 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now; Mosquito Impact of Puerto Rico Earthquake/ Request for Assistance; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; 2020 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now; NPDES Reporting Information For 2019 Report; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; 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 Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 2.3.2020

Mosquito Impact of Puerto Rico Earthquake/ Request for Assistance; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; 2020 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now; NPDES Reporting Information For 2019 Report; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; 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 Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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New Briefs 01.24.20

Mosquito Impact of Puerto Rico Earthquake/ Request for Assistance; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; 2020 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now; NPDES Reporting Information For 2019 Report; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; 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 Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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New Briefs 01.17.20

Mosquito Impact of Puerto Rico Earthquake/ Request for Assistance; Update From Legal Counsel on New Laws Affecting Special Districts; 2020 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now; NPDES Reporting Information For 2019 Report; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; 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 Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 01.10.20

2020 Sentinel Chicken Order Forms Available Now; PDF Available for Mosquito Identification Key; Reminder: PacVec Meeting; 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 Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 01.03.20

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 Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 12.20.19

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 Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 12.13.19

News from Vbdn; PacVec meeting February 19-20; 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 Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 12.6.19

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 Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 11.27.19

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 Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 11.22.19

MVCAC December Planning Meeting; 2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/2/19; Information made available by Infravec; MVCAC issues management guide; 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 Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 11.16.19

MVCAC December Planning Meeting; 2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/2/19; MVCAC issues management guide; 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 Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 11.8.19

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 Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 11.1.19

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 Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 10.25.19

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 Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 10.18.19

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 Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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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 Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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