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New Lyme-like tick-borne disease discovered

Posted on January 25th, by alovell in 2013. No Comments


H5N1 Researchers Announce End of Research Moratorium – ScienceInsider

Posted on January 25th, by alovell in 2013. No Comments

H5N1 Researchers Announce End of Research Moratorium – ScienceInsider.

Welcome to Our New Home!

Posted on January 15th, by alovell in 2013. 1 Comment


Help yourself to a slice of hot apple pie!

We are having a virtual house-warming party here.  The talented Jerri Caldwell Hammonds designed our new website and brought us into the era of social media.  In our efforts to bring news and information to you in a more timely way, the AVMS Executive Board decided to eliminate the paper newsletter and go completely electronic with a weblog instead.  You will want to subscribe to this feed to be sure not to miss any new announcements, interesting articles, and tips from vector control experts in Alabama and beyond.

And while you are subscribing, click on over the the annual meeting registration page to register to attend our fast-approaching 24th annual meeting at the Island House Hotel in Orange Beach, Alabama.  The meeting starts at 1 p.m., March 7, 2013.

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Nomination Slate for 2013-2014 AVMS Executive Board Announced

Posted on January 9th, by alovell in 2013, AVMS Meetings. No Comments

The following slate of names was compiled by the chair of the Nominating Committee to be presented at our March meeting.  At that time, nominations will also be accepted from the floor.    We are looking for “a few good women and men!” If you are interested in serving on the board, please contact a board member and let him/her know!

President — Jason Carlee, Alabama Power

President-Elect — Dr. Dee Jones, Alabama Department of Public Health

Secretary — Leigh Salter (3rd of 3-year term), Alabama Department of Public Health

Treasurer — Steve McDaniel (3rd of 3-year term), Alabama Department of Public Health

Editor – Ashley Lovell (3rd of 3-year term), USDA APHIS Wildlife Services

Director 1 — Dr. Fudd Graham (1st of 2-year term), Auburn University Dept. of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Director 2 — Kelly Stevens (2nd of 2-year term), Alabama Department of Public Health

Director … Read More »

The AMCA to host a WNV surveillance webinar January 31

Posted on December 29th, by alovell in 2013. No Comments

The AMCA has announced a WNV surveillance webinar to be conducted by Dr. Roger Nasci, Chief of the Arboviral Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The live webinar will address the patterns of human WNV cases seen across the U.S. since 1999 and will describe the best ways to predict human disease outbreak (which is inherently difficult).  If you are a public health professional or a mosquito abatement district, you will want to tune in!  AMCA members can log on to the webinar for free.  There is a $100 fee for non-members.  Visit  this link for more information.