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Mosquito Control Collaborative

Mosquito bite

NACCHO partnered with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials to assemble the Mosquito Control Collaborative (MCC), which was funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. MCC was 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 »
WNV Guidelines

CDC has released updated guidelines, “West Nile Virus in the United States: Guidelines for Surveillance, Prevention, and Control.” Since last updated in 2003, there have been two large nationwide epidemics of West Nile Virus (WNV). The updated Guidelines incorporate new knowledge on WNV transmission ecology and epidemiology as well as development of systems and procedures to reduce human risk. More »

West Nile Virus

According to the CDC, weather conditions such as an unusually mild winter and hot summer may increase the number of mosquitoes, resulting in a record number of West Nile virus (WNV) cases. 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.

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Issue Brief

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 »

Issue Brief

The increased 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 »