October 1, 2022

Dr. Jim McNelly announced as new director of Cayman Islands MRCU

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The Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) has announced that Dr. James “Jim” McNelly has been appointed as its new director. Dr. McNelly will join MRCU next week from the Mosquito Control Division of Volusia County in Florida, where he has been director for more than six years. Prior to that, Dr. McNelly was the […]

Dr. Petrie appointed Mosquito Control Chief of Miami-Dade

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Dr. Bill Petrie, director of the Mosquito Control and Research Unit (MRCU), is leaving his post to become the head of Miami-Dade Mosquito Control Division in Florida. He will be responsible for mosquito control in Miami-Dade County, with a particular focus on the prevention of mosquito-borne diseases. The area suffered a significant outbreak of the […]

Cayman Islands MRCU says GMM project is on track. Now five locally transmitted cases

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By Georgina Wilcox The Cayman Islands Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) has said the progress of the Genetically Modified Mosquito (GMM) project that was initiated in the district of West Bay on 28 July is “on track”. Dr. Bill Petrie, the unit’s director, said “fluorescent markings beginning to appear in the collected, wild aedes […]