Tag Archives: Vectors

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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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AVMS seeks current information about mosquito and other vector work around Alabama

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  We would like to hear from you!  If you or your program are collecting and testing mosquitoes for disease, or you are involved in any type of vector surveillance or research in the state of Alabama, we’d like to know it. Other researchers and members of the public frequently ask us who and where […]

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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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Vector Spotlight: Raccoon

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SCIENTIFIC NAME Procyon lotor OTHER NAMES Masked Bandit DESCRIPTION Raccoons (Procyon lotor) are medium-sized and stocky-built animals (23.7 to 46.5 in.) with long bushy tails that have five to seven black rings. The head is broad in the rear and narrows to a short, pointed nose. The feet have hairless soles and claws that are […]

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