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Trustee/Commissioner Tour Announced

 

The 2017 trustee/commissioner tour will include an educational session, tour of the San Diego County Vector Facilities and lunch with tour on the USS Midway.

Thursday, Feb. 16
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Schedule of events: 

9:00 am - Depart Town and Country Resort for San Diego County Operations Center (COC)

9:45 am - Session/discussion of County of San Diego Vector Control Program "Zika Response" 2016

10:30 am - Tour of County Vector Facilities (Fish rearing Room, Vector Disease & Diagnostic Lab, etc)

12:30 pm - Lunch and tour at the USS Midway Museum

2:30 pm - Depart USS Midway

3:00 pm - Return to Town and Country Resort and Convention Center

Transportation will be provided. Schedule is subject to change. 

 

Educational Session 

The focus of the educational talk will be on San Diego County’s response activities to invasive Aedes mosquitoes and Zika. In 2016, over 200 highly suspect or confirmed cases of Zika were referred by County of San Diego Public Health Services to the County Vector Control Program (VCP) for investigation. These investigations resulted in 10 instances where invasive Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were found in close proximity to the homes of the infected cases. In an effort to prevent local transmission of Zika or other Aedes-transmitted diseases, the VCP implemented focused control efforts using ULV adulticiding in conjunction with education and larval control within a specified area around the case. To ensure successful operations, the VCP developed a unique and comprehensive communications strategy including timely and transparent notifications to affected residents, elected officials, law enforcement, registered bee keepers, pesticide regulators, the media and the general public with the effect of both preemptively mitigating concerns and improving compliance with treatments. Processes and nuances of these communications and operational strategies will be discussed.

 

Tour of County Vector Facilities

The tour of the County Vector Facilities will include: 

  • Biosafety level 3 necropsy laboratory
  • PCR suite
  • DNA sequencing equipment
  • Fish rearing facility (where Gambusia affinis or “mosquito fish” are raised for use in the county control program)

 

About the USS Midway Museum

Enjoy a "Picnic at Sea" lunch and experience life at sea aboard one of America's longest-serving aircraft carriers. Visitors to the USS Midway Museum enter a floating city at sea and walk in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country and upheld the American ideals of strength, freedom and peace.

 

 

 Click here to view the AMCA Trustee/Commissioner invitation letter.