Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases Program


2009 Maricopa County Vector Control Workshop

May 6-7, 2009
Mesa Public Safety Training Center
3260 N. 40th St. Mesa, AZ 8521

The 33rd Annual Vector-Borne & Zoonotic Disease Conference & Workshop featured a panel of local and national experts to discuss the ever-changing world of vector-borne and zoonotic diseases. Topics included enhanced influenza surveillance and zoonotic transmission, bats and rabies, plague, Burkholderia pseudomallei, mosquito surveillance and control, new mosquito control products, dengue, and updates from national meetings. Speakers from ADHS, University of Arizona, Arizona Game & Fish, USDA Wildlife Services, Northern Arizona University, Maricopa, Coconino, and Yuma counties presented.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

  • (4.5) CEUs have been approved for Day 1 and (6) CEUs have been approved for Day 2 for licensed pesticide applicators by the State of Arizona Office of Pest Management. A list of licensed pesticide applicators that attended the meeting have been submitted to the Office of Pest Management as of 5/11/09. Licensed applicators can now proceed with their online license renewals. Please contact Christine Wampler if you have any questions.
  • (4) CEUs have been approved for Veterinarians by the Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board.
  • (12) hours have been approved by the Sanitarian’s Council for sanitarians attending both days of the conference.


Swine Flu Cases in the U.S.-Enhanced Surveillance & Zoonotic Transmission

John Meyer, Influenza Epidemiologist, Arizona Department of Health Services (presented by Elisabeth Lawaczeck)

Batty about Bats 

Dawn H. Gouge, Associate Professor & Associate Specialist-Urban Entomologist, University of Arizona-Department of Entomology

Urban Bat Exclusion Challenges

Angela McIntire, Bat Management Coordinator, Arizona Game & Fish Department

Elisabeth Lawaczeck, Public Health Veterinarian, Arizona Department of Health

Prevalence of Rabies VNA in Free-flying Bats in Arizona

Krista Wenning, Rabies Project Coordinator, United States Department of Agriculture-APHIS- Wildlife Services

Insect & Institutions: Mosquito Distributions and Agency Management under Conditions of Climate Change and Uncertainty

Paul Robbins, Professor, University of Arizona Geography & Regional Development

A New Perspective on Plague: Prairie Dogs as Sentinels or Reservoirs / Plague Ecology

Dave Wagner, Professor, Northern Arizona University, Department of Biological Sciences & Center for Microbial Genetics & Genomics


Tasha Stewart, Animal Disease Surveillance Specialist, Arizona Department of Health Services

Burkholderia pseudomallei Soil Sampling in Graham County Arizona 2008

(presentation pending authorization)

Jennifer Ginther, Research Specialist, Northern Arizona University, Department of Biological Sciences & Center for Microbial Genetics & Genomics


Glenn Songer, Professor, University of Arizona, Department of Veterinary Science & Microbiology

Rabies Coconino County

Marlene Gaither, Environmental Health Program Manager, Coconino County Health Department

Agnique MMF Granule Field Trials in Maricopa County 2009

Gale Jirik, Regional Representative, ADAPCO

Univar USA, Inc.- Total Vector Control Solutions

Christy Davie, Account Executive, UNIVAR / Pestweb

Zenivex (presentation pending authorization)

Ed Bredermeyer, Regional Representative, Central Life Sciences

Change Today for a Better Tomorrow (presentation pending authorization)

Doug Carroll, Control Consultant & Brian Irby, Southwest Regional Manager, Clarke Mosquito Control

Public Health Equipment & Supply Company (presentation not authorized)

Kern Walcher, Consultant, Practical Vector Control
Presenting for:Public Health Equipment & Supply (contact PHESCO)

Map, Track, and Attack

(presentation pending authorization)

Ryan Pierson, GPS/GIS Specialist, B&G Chemicals & Equipment or

Zenivex Efficacy Trials

(presentation pending authorization)

John Townsend, Manager, Maricopa County Environmental Services-Vector Control

Dengue, Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever & Our Arizona Vector

Kirk Smith, Supervisor, Maricopa County Environmental Services-Vector Control

State of Arizona- Office of Pest Management (no Powerpoint presentation)

Pesticide Applicator Licensing Update

Robert Tolton, Licensing Director, Office of Pest Management

Craig Levy, Program Manager of Vector-Borne & Zoonotic Disease, Arizona Department of Health Services

American Mosquito Control Association Highlights

(presentation not authorized)

Chris Sumner, Director, Yuma County Pest Abatement District

If you have any questions, please contact Christine Wampler.

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