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Short Bites Monthly 

Your digest for November 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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Enhanced Neighborhood Support (ENS)

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The Bite Back Tour

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Image of our Bite Back Tour team member hosting an episode.

See Season 2 Insights!

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Citizen Science Programs

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A special thank you to the schools who are participating in our programs this month 

Vector Inspector Program (V.I.P.)

  • San Jose Charter Academy
  • Grace Miller Elementary School

Operation Mosquito G.R.I.D.

  • San Jose Charter Academy
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  • Let the games begin! Gamification is a popular tool that our Education Specialists use to explain NGSS-aligned concepts with mosquitoes. During the Winter, we update or revamp games for students to play in our Classroom Programs.

Winter Travel Tip

  • If you’re planning on traveling this holiday season, check out our travel tips blog post. Read helpful advice from our Bite Back Outreach team members on staying bite-free while traveling.

Read Bite Back Travelers Post

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  • The Surveillance Department continues to focus on maintaining essential vector surveillance including mosquito trap routes, arbovirus testing, providing weekly surveillance data to the District, and maintaining the mosquito fish and mosquito colonies.
  • This month, routine mosquito surveillance was conducted with the average of 70 traps set each week.
  • Aedes mosquitoes, also known as ankle biters, are still active. Currently, these black-and-white striped mosquitoes are considered nuisance biters and are not spreading any diseases locally.
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Image of average mosquitoes per trap by sampling location and by city/community. The size of the bubbles on the map reflects the relative numbers of mosquitoes caught at each trap.


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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