Tag Archives: Public Health

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Video produced by AMCA reveals emotional and real impacts of mosquito-borne diseases

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Th AMCA has produced a video to put a human face on the mosquito-borne virus statistics that we see every summer.  It is pretty powerful. The video was produced in an effort to encourage public support of personal protective measures and community mosquito control.  For more information, visit the I’m One Program web site.

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“Mask” and “pull” strategies may keep mosquitoes at bay

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Research highlights from the National Institutes of Health: To read article, click HERE.    

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A clearer picture emerges in Dallas: mosquito surveillance key in fighting WNV epidemics

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I remember being frustrated when WNV illness was surging in Alabama in 2002-2003.  With such a complex transmission cycle, and so little known about the ecology of the virus in a naive part of the world, it was difficult to figure out how to have a real impact in controlling transmission to people in any […]

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ADPH and USDA announce new raccoon rabies cases in previous ORV zones, need help with surveillance

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  The Alabama Department of Public Health and the USDA Wildlife Services (WS) program in Alabama have picked up several new raccoon rabies positives to the north and west of the previous Oral Rabies Vaccine (ORV) barrier along the Coosa-Alabama river systems. Current, real-time testing of road-killed raccoons and strange-acting raccoons by WS has revealed […]

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Don’t miss a live mosquito prevention webinar this Thursday!

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  Tune in to eXtension.org for a mosquito prevention and management webinar that addresses techniques that can be applied around your homes and communities.  The webinar will take place on Thursday, June 13 at 10 a.m. central time.  Visit this link for more information.  Or copy and paste this web address into your browser: https://learn.extension.org/events/1095 […]

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Here’s an easy way to submit cost data to AMCA!

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For those of you compiling cost data regarding the NPDES process, here is a very easy way to submit it to the AMCA.  South Atlantic Regional Director of AMCA Henry Lewandowski is continuing to urge us to all respond.  Click on http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PYKKX5K to input your data. “Again, your assistance is urgently requested.  The AMCA cannot help without the individual […]

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Help rescind the NPDES requirements of mosquito-control programs today!

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We have a new legislative update and request from Henry Lawandowski of the AMCA. The AMCA needs to hear from you on how much this permitting burden costs, and how it has caused programs to shrink in control efforts or stop doing control completely!  Please click on the link below and act now! AMCA Needs […]

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New Lyme-like tick-borne disease discovered

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http://www.patriotledger.com/news/x459332883/Yale-researchers-discover-new-tick-borne-illness

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H5N1 Researchers Announce End of Research Moratorium – ScienceInsider

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H5N1 Researchers Announce End of Research Moratorium – ScienceInsider.

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Update on Rabies and Raccoons in Alabama

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Since intensive oral rabies vaccination (ORV) efforts were conducted in central Alabama in 2005, new rabies cases in rac-coons and foxes have popped up in Elmore and Autauga counties, areas that were con-sidered to be raccoon-rabies-free. The USDA is considering these positive cases as “breaches” of the Alabama-Coosa river system, a natural, geographic “barrier” for […]

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