Emergency Response Mosquito Management: Turnkey Solutions and Responsible Control
Date: November 6, 1pm-2pm EST
Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0lCi9EgjRpyKWhWNVaJ9mw
NEHA is co-hosting a webinar with Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) on Emergency Response Mosquito Management: Turnkey Solutions and Responsible Control.
Mosquito control may be necessary after natural disasters such as hurricanes and major floods. As waters associated with these events begin to recede, both nuisance and vector mosquito species can surge in abundance and consequently complicate relief efforts and cause public health concerns. When situations like this arise many state and county agencies implement emergency response plans and rely on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or private contractors for assistance in reducing mosquito populations. The goal is to alter arbovirus transmission cycles and create an environment that reduces stress to a displaced public and relief workers. In this webinar, Dr. Broox Boze, of Vector Disease Control International (VDCI), will discuss the multiple steps required to implement a responsible emergency response mosquito management plan. This will include the coordination with local, state, and federal governments, challenges with funding as well as preparation and logistics. Is your community prepared?