Videos

Overview

Videos

These videos may be used by anyone for educational or informational purposes. For additional file types or more information, contact Public Health Education and Outreach Officer Megan Caldwell.

We’re Watching for West Nile Virus. Are you?
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We’re Watching for West Nile Virus. Are you?

Dead birds are often the first indication that West Nile virus is present in your neighborhood. Report dead birds online at westnile.ca.gov or by calling 877-WNV-BIRD.

Meet the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District Sentinel Chickens
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Meet the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District Sentinel Chickens

Every summer, the District ‘hires’ 30 chickens to help us monitor levels of West Nile virus in San Mateo County. Here’s what Vector Ecologist Tina Sebay had to say about the District’s sentinel chicken program:

West Nile Virus Survivor Interview
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West Nile Virus Survivor Interview

Recorded by Contra Costa County Mosquito and Vector Control District. Byron Leiblein and his daughter describe his experience with West Nile virus, a potentially debilitating mosquito-borne illness. In California in 2014, 801 people became ill with West Nile virus, and 31 died.

Available District Services
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Available District Services

To request any service, call (650) 344-8592 or use our online service request form.

Fighting Invasive Aedes aegypti in San Mateo County
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Fighting Invasive Aedes aegypti in San Mateo County

Help fight invasive Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in San Mateo County. Dump and drain all standing water, and report daytime mosquito bites online or by calling (650) 344-8592.

Checking for and Treating Headlice
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Checking for and Treating Headlice

Laboratory Director Dr. Nayer Zahiri describes how to check for and treat headlice.

Head Louse Nymph at SMCMVCD Laboratory
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Head Louse Nymph at SMCMVCD Laboratory

This tiny head louse nymph hatched from a nit collected from a child’s head by a member of our laboratory staff.

Notice how its feet are equipped with tiny hooks (tarsi) used to grip the hair shaft. That’s why it’s impossible to shampoo lice out – they must be combed out with a special louse comb.

UC IPM: How to Inspect for Bed Bugs
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UC IPM: How to Inspect for Bed Bugs

Your best defense against bedbugs is not bringing them into your home in the first place. Before staying at a hotel or other rental, check for bed bugs, and alert the management to any suspicious findings.

Questions and Answers about Rodent Control
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Questions and Answers about Rodent Control

Vector Ecologist Tina Sebay answers questions about rodent prevention and control. More information about rodent control here.

100 Years of Fighting Mosquitoes in California
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100 Years of Fighting Mosquitoes in California
Dr. Gordon Patterson

Recorded by MVCAC. Professor Gordon Patterson from the Florida Institute of Technology discusses the history of mosquito control in California.

Public Information Session on West Nile Virus, October 2014
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Public Information Session on West Nile Virus, October 2014

Public Information Session
October 27, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Introduction

Rosendo Rodriguez, Interim Manager, San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District 

West Nile Virus Survivor Video

West Nile Virus in California

Dr. Scott Smith, Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
Chief of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Kaiser Redwood City Hospital

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