NEWS BRIEFS
June 14, 2019
MVCAC Corporate Member Fiscal Status Report Submission for 2019-20 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!
In This Issue
CDPH-VBDS 2019 Plague surveillance program

To all interested parties and agencies:
 
The California Department of Public Health, Vector-Borne Disease Section (VBDS) oversees a statewide surveillance program for plague in California that includes clinical illness in humans and domestic pets, serologic evidence of exposure to   Yersinia pestis  in rodents and wild carnivores, and detection of infection in rodents and other wild animals. In areas where plague is endemic ,  VBDS encourages local agencies to contribute to surveillance efforts through the submission of biological specimens for plague testing.
 
The attached letter contains  introductory information on the suitability of specimens for testing, sampling techniques, data acquisition, VBDS contact information ,  and shipping requirements necessary to participate in the program. Please note that contact information within the CDPH laboratories have changed since 2018. An updated version of the VBDS collection form is also attached.
 
Feel free to contact me for further information, additional questions ,  or serological sampling materials.
 
Thank you for your cooperation,
 
JR Tucker
James R. Tucker, MS
California Department of Public Health
2135 Civic Center Dr., Rm. 13
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 225-2130
(530) 225-2132 Fax
HR resources for districts to use and to upload information into

District  Managers - Please upload your HR resources and information into this Google Drive along with using it for your own district.

Click here  to access the Google Drive.
Submit your district for the next Agency Spotlight

D oes your agency have a success story, a staff member you would like to publicly recognize, or an innovation by your agency that you would like to highlight? "Agency Spotlight" on the MVCAC website is one way to share your story! Each submission which meets the specified criteria will be reviewed and posted on the MVCAC website on the Agency Spotlight page and highlighted on the homepage in the rotating feature box. Each story will remain posted for 1-2 months before being moved to a publicly archived page. 

Interested?  Click here   to fill out an application!

Applications can be submitted to the MVCAC office at mvcac@mvcac.org
MVCAC News Briefs - Zika Updates
Please note: The items contained below are not the views or opinions of MVCAC but they are what is being reported in the media.  The goal of MVCAC providing this information is to keep MVCAC members informed of all news articles that are being presented regarding Zika.

6/8/19: Don't Bring Zika Home This Summer - Precision Vaccinations
MVCAC News Briefs - Other Outbreaks
Please note: The items contained below are not the views or opinions of MVCAC but they are what is being reported in the media.  The goal of MVCAC providing this information is to keep MVCAC members informed of all news articles that are being presented regarding other outbreaks.

6/14/19: Ripon mosquito Found to have West Nile Virus - Manteca/Ripon Bulletin

6/12/19: Wake-up call for vector-borne diseases that are on the uptick - American Medical Association

6/12/19: 29 More Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile in Coachella Valley - MyNewsLA.com

6/11/19: Hundreds of thousands of Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes to be released - Fox 26 News

6/11/19: It's Summer Time, and the Living Can Be Buggy - WEHOville

6/11/19: Pesticide sprayings to start soon to fight West Nile in Sutter-Yuba area, officials say - Sacramento Bee

6/9/19: Genetically modified fungus provides new option for malaria vector control - Healio
Do you have important news to share about your district or mosquito and vector issues?  

If you would like your news to be included in the MVCAC News Briefs, please send press releases and/or links to relevant news articles to  mvcac@mvcac.org
Jobs

Interested in a career in mosquito and vector control? Check out the MVCAC Jobs Board  at  www.mvcac.org
 
Have a Job or RFP to post to MVCAC.org?  
Requests to post job listings (no more than 500 words in length) should be submitted to the webmaster at mvcac@mvcac.org.
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MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
Note: MVCAC does not endorse the products below, but we do support our Sustaining Members
Central Life Sciences has announced the release of Aqua Zenivex™ E20, a reduced-risk adulticide for mosquito control professionals.