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Protecting Students from Mosquitoes & Zika Virus at School
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 02:00:00 PM EDT - 04:30:00 PM EDT

These days, we can’t turn to TV, radio, or social media without hearing alarming stories of Zika virus. Mosquito-borne diseases have been responsible for much suffering throughout human 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.


Join us as we learn 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. Also hear firsthand the steps a school district in Florida is taking to reduce mosquito populations in an effort to prevent mosquito-borne illness.

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Featured Speakers

CMR Joseph Laco

Commander Laco is an active duty service-member of the US Public Health Service stationed at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.  He’s an Environmental Health Scientist in the National Center for Environmental Health where his work focuses on vector control, emergency and outbreak response, food safety, drinking water, wastewater, and hazardous materials.

Michael Merchant, Ph.D.

Since 1989, Mike has served as the urban entomology specialist at the Texas A&M Research and Extension Center in Dallas. He is a leader in promoting IPM programs for Texas public schools, and works with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to encourage IPM use in public housing in his state.

Dan Lisenko

Dan is the Grounds and Maintenance Manager for the Manatee County School District in Florida.  He has been a licensed commercial pest control operator for 30 years.  He holds certifications in aerial mosquito control, national playground safety inspection, and heads the wild bird program for his district.

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