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Short Bites Monthly 

Your digest for December 2021.

December 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 💛🏡

  • We are strategically planning how to reach residents of all ages who don't speak English for the upcoming year. We hope to connect our messaging and mission to popular cultural games, like Mosquito Lotería. ​​

Download & print Mosquito Lotería for some holiday fun! 

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Children play Mosquito Lotería and learn about stagnant water sources, mosquito life cycles, and vector control through the game. 
  • 33 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 disease threats and teach them how to protect themselves.
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Image of our outreach efforts during the past month.

 In education 👨🏽‍🏫📚

  • Little Champions is the latest program addition to our EcoHealth curriculum. Little Champions is perfect for homeschooled students, library programs, summer camps, and more. We also offer TK and Pre-K in-person visits.

Print other games & activities for TK - 2nd grade 

  • Check out our interactive & educational experience, Journey of the Germ, it's NGSS-aligned, FREE, and available to all TK - 12th grade students in the San Gabriel Valley.
  • 3,318 people were educated on mosquito-borne diseases and bite prevention in the past month at our in-person events in the San Gabriel Valley. Additionally, 28,373 people were engaged with our social media content. 
  • Remember Ada Eez, the world's most famous mosquito? Well she's still biting throughout the holidays and last Winter, she starred in an educational music video:
  • Thanks to Ada's social media presence, Ada Eez decorations are all the buzz this holiday season! See more details on Ada's Twitter account. 
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Photo credit: Citrus County Mosquito Control
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Photo credit: Pasco County Mosquito Control

In disease control & monitoring 🔬🦟🦠

  • The Surveillance Department places traps weekly and submits mosquito samples for testing for arboviruses, like West Nile virus (WNV)
  • Weekly trapping will be conducted based on weather conditions on an as needed basis until weekly trapping begins again in March 2022.
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Image of sorted mosquitoes for West Nile virus presence testing in the Surveillance Lab.


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Communications Department Mission Statement:

Increase transparency and credibility through multi-media dialogue in order to engage and motivate internal, local, regional, statewide, and nationwide stakeholders to take action and become public health agents of change in their communities.


🖋 Written by Ally Gaspar, Outreach Assistant