Association Updates

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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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 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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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 a preventive surveillance system and database, known as CalSURV, to track and predict where disease-spreading mosquitoes might emerge.

“It is critical that California supports the tools that will help us get ahead of potential threats to the public health, including the West Nile and Zika viruses,” said Assemblymember Quirk. “Real-time surveillance and improved statewide communications can help mosquito control agencies prevent the spread of invasive mosquitoes.”

The CalSURV Program provides centralized storage of data collection and analysis for the presence of mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases throughout the state. The University of California (UC) Davis, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and local mosquito control agencies will work together to provide real-time reporting of potentially dangerous mosquitoes and mosquito-borne virus activity.

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News Briefs 9.27.19

Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 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 9.20.19

Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; Invasive Mosquitoes Plunge Deeper Into California; In Memoriam: James Wanderscheid; 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 9.13.19

MVCAC 88th Annual Conference; Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; In Memoriam: James Wanderscheid; 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 9.6.19

MVCAC 88th Annual Conference; Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/2/19; MVCAC News Briefs – Other Outbreaks; MVCAC 5k Fun Run; Share Your News With Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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News Briefs 8.30.19

Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Member Award and Service with Distinction Award Nominations Now Open; Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/2/19; Agency Spotlight – July 2019; 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 8.23.19

Meritorious Service Award, Honorary Member Award and Service with Distinction Award Nominations Now Open; Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/2/19; Agency Spotlight – July 2019; 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 8.16.19

Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/2/19; Agency Spotlight – July 2019; 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 Brief 8.9.19

Proposed Workshop: Mosquito and Arbovirus Surveillance with QGIS; Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/2/19; Agency Spotlight – July 2019; 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 8.2.19

Proposed Workshop: Mosquito and Arbovirus Surveillance with QGIS; Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/2/19; Agency Spotlight – July 2019; 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 7.26.19

Proposed Workshop: Mosquito and Arbovirus Surveillance with QGIS; Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters; 2020 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/2/19; Agency Spotlight – July 2019; 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 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 With Us!; Jobs Board; FOR SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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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 SALE: 2013 ARGO XTI Titan 8×8; Sustaining Member Corner

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