Short Bites Monthly
Your digest for September 2021.
September 2021 📅
Short Bites Monthly ensures that our data as a public health agency remains transparent to the public and to people who are interested in our mission.
In your community 💛🏡
- Enhanced trapping is conducted in areas where arbovirus activity and other risk factors are observed.
- 68 hours of enhanced neighborhood support has been conducted in several neighborhoods that includes door-to-door property inspections and delivery of educational material. The effort is to identify and eliminate residential sources of mosquito habitat. Our staff alerts residents to West Nile virus threats and teach them how to protect themselves.
in education 👨🏽🏫📚
- 4,763 people were educated on mosquito-borne diseases and bite prevention in the past month at our in-person and virtual events in the San Gabriel Valley. Additionally, 58,144 people were engaged with our social media content.
- Ecohealth Vector Education has a new interactive & educational experience for our San Gabriel Valley students! This experience, Journey of the Germ, is NGSS-aligned, FREE, and available to Pre-K - 12th grade students in the San Gabriel Valley.
in disease control & monitoring 🔬🦟🦠
- The Surveillance Department places traps weekly and submits mosquito samples for testing for arboviruses, like West Nile virus (WNV). The Operations and Communications departments use the data to allocate resources to higher risk areas.
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🖋 Written by Ally Gaspar, Outreach Assistant