Upcoming EPA Webinar: Protecting Students from Mosquitoes & Zika Virus at School

Mosquito-borne diseases have been responsible for suffering throughout history. Today, the diseases they transmit in the United States and its territories, including Zika virus, Dengue, chikungunya virus, and several forms of encephalitis, are continuing threats. As the first local transmissions of Zika have been reported in Florida, health officials nationwide have been preparing for the arrival of this virus in our nation’s communities and schools.

In order to educate the public about these issues EPA’s Center of Expertise for School IPM will be hosting a webinar to teach about the mosquitoes that are of concern to schools and the interim guidance the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers for district and school administrators to help schools keep their students, faculty and staff safe from Zika virus. In this webinar you will also hear firsthand the steps a school district in Florida is taking to reduce mosquito populations in an effort to prevent mosquito-borne illness. This event will take place on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 1 to 2:30 PM CDT. Space is limited to the first 1000 to register. Click here for more information.

Featured presenters include:

CDR Joseph Laco, US Public Health Service Environmental Health Scientist, CDC National Center for Environmental Health

Michael Merchant, Ph.D., Urban Entomologist, Texas A&M Research and Extension Center

Dan Lisenko, Grounds and Maintenance Manager, Manatee County (Florida) School District