Vector Control Workgroup

This community is for members of vector surveillance and control programs in local health departments and other organizations. In this community, members can connect with other vector control staff, share best practices, lessons learned, and resources related to vector surveillance and control. Members consist of representatives from local health departments, vector control organizations, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions.


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  • September Meeting Highlights

    Highlights and Action Items:
    • September Vector Control workgroup recording: https://naccho.zoom.us/rec/share/Z4c23b4Vc6tvMRzeTvNilkOR1NqjuxebUa6C7JLmjfx8OibT68x6YD4AEwqyWEUt.SiF12zNsRyGgO9my 
    • Mosquito Program Guidance Document: Once formatted, I will be sending out this document for your review and feedback. Please keep an eye out for this in the coming weeks. We will be discussing this document on our next call.
    • Shared Presentation Sign-up Sheet: I encourage you all to consider signing up to present at one of our upcoming meetings. You can sign-up by simply adding your name in a slot under the meeting during which you would like to present. Click here to view the sign-up sheet.

    Additional Resources / Information:
    • CDC and the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) have collaborated to provide a comprehensive volume of resources to guide mosquito control in areas affected by natural disasters.
    o You can access this special edition for free on AMCA’s website: https://mosquito-jamca.org/toc/moco/36/2s  
    • Regional CoEs Request for Information on Regional Decisions Related to West Nile Virus
    o The West Nile Virus Model Comparison Project - collaboration across the Regional Centers of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases - aims to compare different prediction models for West Nile virus (WNV). To make the comparisons more useful, we are soliciting information on decisions made with respect to West Nile virus in different parts of the country by relevant stakeholders. The goal is to identify which decisions could benefit from quantitative WNV models, and what standard the WNV models would need to be able to achieve to be useful. This will enable us to identify the best models for each decision and identify decisions for which improved models are needed.
    o If you work in surveillance and control for WNV in the Northeast, please take a moment to complete this brief form, and return to Alexander "Sasha" Keyel (akeyel@albany.edu).
    • NEVBD Seeking Research Partners for MS Degree Students in Summer 2021
    o NEVBD welcomed our newest cohort of four MS in Entomology students at Cornell University this past August. Our students complete summer research internships as part of this degree program. We are eager to work with public agencies in the Northeast to host our students in Summer 2021. You can learn more about the expectations of the summer research internship program and share an opportunity from your organization using this online form.
    o Please also reach out to the NEVBD Internship Coordinator at nevbd@cornell.edu to explore potential partnerships and learn more about this program!
  • July Meeting Action Items

    Action Items:

    • Mosquito Program Guidance Document: Click here to view the current outline of this deliverable. The sections in red font still need information added. Once we have a complete draft, I will send this document over to our communications specialist for preliminary formatting. Once formatted we can review the document to see where we may need to make edits/ add additional information. 
      • I will be reaching out in a separate email with more guidance on how we can start pushing this document forward. 
    • AMCA Abstract Submission: If you are interested in submitting a joint abstract AMCA Annual 2021 please email dchatelain@naccho.org by Friday, August 21, 2020. The submission deadline is October 1, 2020.
    • Shared Presentation Sign-up Sheet: I encourage you all to consider signing up to present at one of our upcoming meetings. You can sign-up by simply adding your name in a slot under the meeting during which you would like to present. Click here to view the sign-up sheet.
    • NACCHO Virtual Communities: I will be uploading all of our notes, agendas, resources to our Vector Control Virtual Community. Please take some time to visit our virtual community page. I am hoping that centralizing information on this platform will make accessing workgroup materials easier.  

    Additional Information:

    • EPA announced the registration of the CDC-discovered and CDC-developed compound nootkatone for manufacturing use into insecticides and repellents. Registration of a manufacturing use product paves the way for manufacturers to develop nootkatone-based products for consumers to buy. This was a collaborative effort and CDC, Evolva (CDC licensed partner), and HHS BARDA played critical roles in the discovery, applied research, and EPA registration of this compound.
    • NACCHO has recently created a Climate Change Community of Practice for folks who are interested and/or work in the realm of climate change and health. It is open to both members and non-members. NACCHO's new Climate Change Community of Practice provides a space for individuals who are interested in and/or work with climate change resilience and mitigation. This virtual community can be used to share information, best practices, and resources relevant to climate change, and allow for participants to virtually network with others who work in this area of public health! If you would like to join follow this link and click on the join community button at the top.

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