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Short Bites Monthly 

Your digest for January 2022.

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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.

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  • We released a new holiday video, Last Winter, featuring the world's most famous mosquito, Ada Eez. This adds to Ada's holiday hits collection that you can watch on our YouTube channel.
  • We are ready for another season of the Bite Back Tour that airs next week! See details on our website or below in the Education section.
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Image of the Bite Back Tour: Season 2 poster. Tune in on our website, Eventbrite, Twitter, Facebook, or Youtube to rock mosquitoes out of your neighborhood.
  • 12 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 Bite Back Team capturing footage of enhanced neighborhood support.
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  • Teachers, parents, and educators can tune into the first episode of the Bite Back Tour: Season 2 Educators Spotlight episode on January 27th from 11:00 AM - 11:45 AMWe'll chat about issues teachers face in the classroom. You will learn how to motivate, excite, and involve students using curricula and programs from experts. 
  • 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.
  • Congratulate Gina Ayala from Monrovia USD on her Public Health Teacher of the Year award for 2022.
  • 1,331 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, 37,813 people were engaged with our social media content. 
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  • The Surveillance Department places traps weekly and submits mosquito samples for testing for arboviruses, like West Nile virus (WNV)
  • Mosquito activity during 2021 was normal in comparison to the overall activity observed since 2018. See image below.
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Image of sampling Locations. Orange indicates traps targeting Culex mosquitoes and blue indicates traps targeting Aedes species.


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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