News Briefs
November 18, 2016


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MVCAC Sustaining Member Corner
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Central Life Sciences has announced the release of Aqua Zenivex™ E20, a reduced-risk adulticide for mosquito control professionals.  

MVCAC Fall Board Meeting
Post Packet/Minutes Available Now
The post event packet is now available for the October 27, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting.

To login to our website and download/view the documents, click the button below.
December Planning Meeting/Workshop
December 1-2, 2016
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L Street
Sacramento, California, USA, 95814

Hotel Rooms:
The Planning Meeting hotel room block has closed.

Daily Schedule (agenda coming soon!):
Thursday 12/1 meeting from 10AM until 5:30PM
Friday 12/2 meeting from 8AM until 12PM

For more information, visit our website.
New Email Addresses for Merced County MAD
Effective immediately emails have changed for Merced County MAD Staff:
2017 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award Applications Due 12/1/16
Applications for the 2017 William C. Reeves New Investigator Award will be accepted through Thursday, December 1, 2016. The William C. Reeves New Investigator Award, memorializing Dr. William C. Reeves, who was a renowned University of California entomologist, is sponsored by the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC). The award is presented to the best scientific paper submitted and presented at the annual MVCAC conference.

Please  click here for more information.
85th Annual Conference - 
Call for Papers, Presentations and Posters
The Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC) will hold its 85th Annual Conference on March 26-29, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego. You are invited to submit a paper or poster for presentation at the conference.

This presentation 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.

Deadline for submission of the completed "Request to Present a Paper" form is  Monday December 19, 2016Requests received after the deadline may not be accepted.

2017 Annual Meeting
March 26-29
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay (San Diego)

Hotel Rooms:
Click here to book your hotel room(s) -  $139 plus taxes and an optional resort fee
Please note: The MVCAC policy for booking rooms will be in effect for this meeting (a first night's deposit required at time of reservation being made).

For more information, visit our website.
NPDES Coalition Members
The MVCAC Executive Committee has approved the renewal of the NPDES Coalition Agreement for the monitoring and reporting permit for the period 2016-2021. The agreement and rules were emailed to the Districts, please  contact MVCAC Staff if you need another copy.

We need each member of the Coalition to sign and return the permit application either by mail or email.
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.
CDC Zika Virus Web Page

CDC Zika Virus Microsite

CDPH Zika Virus Web Page

11/16/16: Geographic Variability in Zika-Related Birth Defects Baffles Scientists - Scientific American

11/16/16: Mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika virus found in Palm Springs - News Channel 3/CBS Local 2

11/14/16: Holiday travelers to Mexico warned to guard against Zika virus - The Sacramento Bee

11/14/16: Zika Virus Mosquito Possibly Spreads Dengue in Same Bite - Wall Street Journal

11/14/16: Valley residents warned about Zika risk during holiday travels - The Fresno Bee

11/11/16: A Fashionable Response to Zika Protection - NC State University
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.
11/16/16: Texas A&M scientists solve the mystery of how mosquitoes become virulent virus hosts - Chron

11/14/16: Can West Nile Virus Keep Making You Sick? - NBC News

11/14/16: Researchers say West Nile is three times more deadly than previously thought - Houston Chronicle

11/11/16: Asian Tiger Mosquitoes - Tame the Tiger and Reduce the Threat From West Nile Virus - Tech Featured

11/11/16: Arabian Mare Recovering from West Nile Virus in California - The Horse