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AMCA Conference Shines National Spotlight on Mosquito Epidemic

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The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) hosted their 84th annual conference from February 26th through March 2nd, in Kansas City, MO.

The annual AMCA conference is the premier education and networking event for researchers, educators, vector control professionals, industry representatives, and students in mosquito control.

This year’s annual conference took on a new significance, as the nation readies itself to face the growing proliferation of the West Nile and Zika viruses. In fact, the plenary keynote session featured Dr. Tracey McNamara – who first discovered West Nile Virus in the United States. Of course, the national threat posed by climate change-fueled weather events, such as the horrific hurricanes that ravaged Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico, also shared the spotlight as a topic of importance.

The AMCA, established in 1935, is a scientific and educational non-profit formed to provide leadership, information, and education to enhance our health and quality of life through 1) the suppression of mosquitoes and other vector-transmitted diseases, and 2) reduce the annoyance levels caused by mosquitoes, other vectors, and pests of public health importance.

The Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District is a proud member agency and sent two representatives to Kansas City to hear the latest research, share ideas and form collaborations with other professionals from across the nation and throughout the world.

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