Inter-agency and Multi-jurisdictional


The County is actively involved in inter-agency and multi-jurisdictional efforts in order to more effectively control West Nile Virus and manage mosquitoes in Fairfax County. These efforts consist of members of local jurisdiction agencies, academic institutions, and the military that are involved in West Nile virus surveillance and/or mosquito control in some facet. Participation in these groups provides an excellent environment for sharing pertinent and valuable information concerning these issues, which allows the County to better address West Nile virus and the needs of residents within the County.

Mosquito Surveillance and Management Subcommittee (MSMS)

MSMS Members include:
o City of Fairfax
o City of Falls Church
o Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES)
   - Maintenance and Storm Water Management Division
   - Forest Pest Management Program
o Department of Management and Budget
o Department of Information Technology
o Fairfax County Park Authority
o Fairfax Public Schools
o Health Department
o Office of the County Attorney
o Office of Public Affairs
o Police Department
    - Animal Control

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Mosquito-Borne Pathogens Task Force

The COG Mosquito-Borne Pathogens Task Force consists of local and state public health staff representing their jurisdiction's Health Officials, COG staff, and representatives from the Metropolitan Washington Public Health Assessment Center at The George Washington University.

 


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