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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
• 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 email@example.com to explore potential partnerships and learn more about this program!