Mosquito Control Collaborative
This is an archived program. Resources are still available although grant funding has ended.
NACCHO partnered with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials to assemble the Mosquito Control Collaborative (MCC), which is funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. MCC is a broad-based task force comprised of representatives from state and local governmental agencies in addition to health, environmental, agricultural, and mosquito control organizations involved in mosquito control. More »
West Nile Virus
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a record number of West Nile virus (WNV) cases in the United States this year. CDC officials say that the unusually mild winter and hot summer this year may have increased the number of mosquitoes and created conditions that were optimal for WNV transmission. Visit CDC’s WNV webpage for the latest disease information, surveillance data, and guidance. NACCHO’s WNV resource webpage contains links to local health department (LHD) resources, including model practices, issue briefs, and reports. It also highlights LHD websites that contain WNV content.More »
During 1999 to 2008, 28,961 cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) disease were reported from 1,869 counties in 47 states and the District of Columbia. A new report in the April 2, 2010 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) finds that the stability in the reported incidence of WNV might represent an endemic level of transmission and stresses that surveillance is important for detecting and monitoring epidemics and targeting prevention and control. More »
Faced with the consequences and magnitude of outbreaks of mosquito-borne illness, LHDs are increasingly challenged. NACCHO has prepared this issue brief to help state and local leaders, public health officials, and policymakers understand and overcome the financial barriers of creating and sustaining a robust mosquito control program. More »
The increasing prevalence of West Nile Virus has prompted municipalities and state to take a more comprehensive approach to addressing vector-borne disease. This issue brief is to help state and local leaders and policymakers understand the value of robust mosquito control programs and encourage them to support the development and continuation of such programs. More »