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Short Bites Monthly

Your digest for January 2024.

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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 continue to provide the highest level of protection from vectors and vector-borne diseases to reduce outbreaks of human diseases in San Gabriel Valley.

District Communication

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Image of District representatives at MVCAC.
  • This month our District presented our outreach efforts at the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC).
  • Browse through the District's dedicated page showcasing presentations, publications, and articles that highlight the agency's achievements, expertise, and contributions in the field of vector control. 

Outreach Overview

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Image of outreach stats for the past month.
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Map View: Image of outreach stats for the past month.

Mosquito Activity Overview

  • District surveillance trapping will resume in the Spring to monitor disease and mosquito activity.
  • We will provide an image of the average number of mosquitoes per trap by sampling location and by city/community.
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We continue to maintain essential vector surveillance including mosquito traps for disease testing, providing weekly data to the District, and maintaining mosquito fish.
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Image of the Surveillance department’s strategic planning meeting.

 Mosquito Species Overview

  • This month, we conducted a special trapping report (seen below) in an area of increased mosquito-borne disease risk.
  • Trapping for the District will resume in the Spring.
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This chart depicts the overall abundance of mosquitoes collected during the current reporting period. Species listed on the far right are sorted by total amount collected during this reporting period.
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We continue to provide excellent science education services and reduce mosquitoes in homes and schools within the San Gabriel Valley.

EcoHealth Highlights

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Image of Education Specialist presenting at MVCAC.

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District Resources to Share

  • Don't let mosquitoes get too comfy around your home. Join us in wiping out mosquitoes this winter!

Wipe Out Mosquitoes This Winter

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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