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Pyrethroid Resistance in Culex tarsalis in Regions of Northern California

Culex tarsalis is an important vector of West Nile Virus and other arboviruses in the Western US. Once more common in rural areas, Culex tarsalis is now often found in residential areas and faces insecticide pressure both from vector[…]

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Technical Challenges and Solutions for Low-Rate Applications

From a high level, low-rate applications have easy-to-understand safety, economic, and environmental impact benefits. However, the benefits of low-rate applications can only be […]

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Managed Wetlands Mosquito Control Strategies

A movement to restore wetlands is being experienced not only in California, but across the country. If left unchecked, however, wetlands […]

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Collier MCD Use of UAS Platforms in Areas of Salt Marsh Mosquitoes

Just a few years ago, use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones in mosquito control programs was more or less in its infancy. Today, numerous districts have fully integrated drones into their programs with a host of […]

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New MoA Success Drives Provocative Research with Broad Implications

Impact of ivermectin in onchocerciasis control could be just the beginning The iconic story behind onchocerciasis elimination efforts offers lessons that extend well into the [...]
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Register Now for January Virtual Summit:
SOLUTIONS FOR FLOODWATER MOSQUITO CONTROL

Valent Biosciences (VBC) has announced two virtual summits in January 2021 providing expert training and analysis pertaining to the control of Floodwater Mosquitos: one each [...]
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Social Determinants Highlight New Public Health Goals

Socioeconomic inequality drives inequities in health In the updated Healthy People goals for 2030, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is bringing important [...]
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Homemade Masks can be Effective or Risky

Making, rather than purchasing, face masks may be a cheaper alternative during the COVID-19 pandemic, but a new study conducted by the University of Cambridge [...]
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It All Started with a Gift

Merck’s commitment to donate ivermectin for onchocerciasis control in the late 80s was only the beginning of the challenge to deliver the intervention to those [...]
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New Study Shows Artificial Light Impacts Aedes Behavior

A new study from researchers at the University of Notre Dame suggests that light pollution may increase risk of human exposure to mosquito-borne diseases. The [...]
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Innovative NC Partnership Earns Harvard-based Award

The Clean Water for Carolina Kids program was the 2020 winner of the Harvard-based Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership. The program, which protects children [...]
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Clear Call for Larval Source Management

Literature review establishes clear reasoning in support of larviciding as part of an Integrated Vector Management strategy Parasites & Vectors is an open access, peer-reviewed [...]
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Silencing River Blindness – a Legendary Story of Public Health Triumph

As the world marshals its collective resources in the fight against COVID-19, an often forgotten major Public Health accomplishment achieved through an intense global Public-Private [...]
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California Experiences Autumn WNV Pressure

California’s improved 2020 numbers against West Nile Virus took a step backward, beginning with the last full week of September. After a total of 33 [...]
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Saint Louis Encephalitis Makes Grim Appearance

In September, Madera County California officials reported the first Saint Louis Encephalitis Virus (SLEV) mortality in the US since 2018. SLEV-related deaths are relatively uncommon. [...]
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Battle in the Upper Keys

FKMCD hoping to turn the tide in the first major outbreak of dengue since 2010 Aedes aegypti As the world remains embattled with COVID-19 and [...]
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Mosquitos Not a Threat to Vector COVID-19

Mosquitos can’t transmit the coronavirus, according to a Kansas State University study published in Scientific Reports, the first to produce conclusive evidence on the relationship […]

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California Remains in Fight against WNV

A total of eight new cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) were reported in California’s August 28, 2020 Arbovirus Surveillance Bulletin, bringing the state’s year-to-date [...]
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Parasites Need Conservation Too

Parasites like ticks and worms are often seen as pests and agents of diseases, but ecologists argue many parasites are actually harmless to humans and [...]
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Acclimating in a COVID Climate

Dr. Waheed Bajwa answers the phone in his lab coat. He’s been looking at samples under the microscope, thinking about things most people will never [...]
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Tick Season Troubles

Even while staying six feet apart, people venturing outside during quarantine are being exposed to other diseases: those carried by ticks. Ticks don’t obey any [...]
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Climate Change May Be Increasing EEE Pressure

In 2019, cases of the mosquito-borne virus Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) hit a record high in the United States. 38 people were diagnosed and 15 [...]
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COVID-19 Draws Focus Away from Hypertension

A lack of medical attention threatens the health of thousands of hypertension patients globally, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, where nearly half the adult population is [...]
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COVID-19 Impacts on Maternal Health

Pregnant women aren’t more likely to contract COVID-19, case studies show, but they may be more likely to have fatal complications during childbirth as COVID-19 [...]
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National WALS™ Summit Opens for Registration

Virtual summit on the WALS biorational application strategy for control of container mosquitoes brings educational opportunity and CEUs for abatement professionals in many as 20 [...]
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Making Noise – a Homespun Innovation

Tim Madden has been an equipment technician with the Hillsborough County Mosquito Management team (Department of Public Works) for the past 18 years. When he [...]