Short Bites Monthly
Your digest for November 2022.
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Enhanced Neighborhood Support (ENS)
- Enhanced Neighborhood Support (ENS) has been conducted in several neighborhoods. This includes door-to-door property inspections, delivery of educational material, and residential alerts to disease threats.
The Bite Back Tour
- Season 2 is finished! You can read each episode’s recap blog post on our Short Bites Blog.
- In case you missed an episode, you can watch all episodes of Season 1 and Season 2 on our YouTube channel.
Citizen Science Programs
- This month, Operation Mosquito G.R.I.D. and the Vector Inspector Program (V.I.P.) has come to an end for 2022. Thank you to all participating teachers and students.
- You can book our programs on our EcoHealth Vector Education website for 2023.
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
- San Jose Charter Academy
- 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.
- 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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🖋 Written by Ally Gaspar, Outreach Assistant