The newly formed Caribbean Emergency Vector Control Network has issued an urgent appeal for vector control-related support for the countries, territories and communities most impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This unprecedented series of storms has left a wake of devastation throughout the region unseen in modern history. While many countries, territories and communities are still in life saving or life sustaining stages of recovery today, there is a growing urgency to prepare for and respond to the
Team – Our friends at NACCHO released an important announcement this week regarding vector control capacity in the U.S., including a range of helpful findings and conclusions. Press Release: A newly released study of local jurisdictions developed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), revealed local jurisdictions have room to improve their mosquito-control efforts, and continued federal funding to
Maria has passed, and there are reports of loss of lives. Dominica has been hit very hard and all communications are down. Roof damage is as high as 90%. In the BVI, our team is applying BTI to standing water, but are running low on supplies. Repellent and additional control supplies are en route. Courtesy of BugOut BVI, Community Vector Control Operations. British Virigin Islands.