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Environmental Health Section
Local Health Department Legal Name / DPH Environmental Health
908 Zika Virus Mosquito Control / Larry Michael (919) 707-5858

Activity Number and Description / DPH Program Contact
(name, telephone number with area code, and email)
01/01/2017 – 05/31/2017
Service Period / DPH Program SignatureDate
(only required for anegotiable agreement addendum)
02/01/2017– 06/30/2017

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Original Agreement Addendum
Agreement Addendum Revision # / (Please do notput the Budgetary Estimate revision # here.)


To prepare for the possible arrival of the Zika virus in North Carolina, and for the ongoing challenges of other vector-borne diseases, it is imperative to give front line environmental health professionals the tools to identify and control vector insects in their jurisdictions. To this end the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services(NC DHHS) Environmental Health Branch has determined that funding ten health departments across the state to serve as regional centers and experts will develop capacity to strengthen vector surveillance and control in their area.


This Agreement Addendum provides for ten local health departments (LHD)to become regional experts on mosquito surveillance and control to lead efforts in their region and aid other local health departments with surveillance and vector control when needed. Selected LHD shall develop educational materials for the public for use by their own and other agencies, as well as become regional experts in the control and surveillance of additional vectors of public health concern.

III.Scope of Workand Deliverables:

The Local Health Department shall:


1.Educate the public about tick and mosquito bite avoidance using developed educational and public health campaigns. Educational information can be provided to the public via printed leaflets or flyers, billboards, radio advertisements, or other methods deemed most effective by the LHD.

2.Educate the public about specific diseases of importance in their geographic area such as Zika, West Nile Virus (WNV), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), and Lacrosse encephalitis.

3.Develop educational informationin English and Spanish (or other language of importance in the area).

4.Share all educational informationwith Environmental Health program coordinator.


1.Conduct surveillance using standard methodologies including mosquito trapping (light traps or gravid) and/or ovitrapping. Mosquitoes to be collected at least once per week during mosquito season (March through November). Mosquitoes to be identified by species, and species counts recorded.

2.Conduct surveillance using standard methodologies for ticks (tick drags or counts) with species identified and species counts recorded.

3.Report surveillance data to DPH using standard form including method of trapping, numbers trapped, and species of mosquitos and/or ticks. Forms for surveillance reporting will be provided by the public health entomologist prior to the start of trapping season (March 2017).

4.Pathogen and resistance testing may also be performed on mosquito and/or tick specimens as needed and determined in conjunction with public health entomologist.

C.Aid to Additional Local Health Departments

1.Aid other local health departments performing mosquito or other vector control activities or trapping as necessary. Including providing technical expertise and consultation on methods and best practices. As well as providing educational materials already developed to aid other LHD education efforts.

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IV.Performance Measures/Reporting Requirements:

A.The Local Health Department shall report all mosquito and/or tick trapping data to public health entomologist monthly on the standard form provided. This includes number of traps, number of nights of trapping, total number of vector captured, and breakdown by species. In addition, if the LHD identifies Aedes aegypti mosquitos (adult or larva) this specimen should be submitted for verification to one of the university partners.

B.The Local Health Department shall provide copies of all materials created to the public health entomologist and environmental health program contact within ten days of the materials’ production. Such materials include but are not limited to fliers, school outreach materials, and social media recordings (such as videos).

C.The Local Health Department shall submit a report monthly on educational materials created (provide electronic copies of all new materials) and numbers of materials distributed and/or number of billboards/radio spots and/or online postings to the public health entomologist and environmental health program contact.

D.V.Performance Monitoring and Quality Assurance:

Public health entomologist shall review monthly surveillance reports for accuracy and completeness. Missing or incomplete data will be addressed with individual counties via phone conference or site visit. Complications will be addressed by the entomologist on a case by case basis. Failure to provide complete data may result in a corrective action plan being issued.

VI.Funding Guidelines or Restrictions:

A.Requirements for pass-through entities: In compliance with 2 CFR §200.331 – Requirements for pass-through entities, the Division provides Federal Award Reporting Supplements to the Local Health Department receiving federally funded Agreement Addenda.

1.Definition: A Supplement discloses the required elements of a single federal award. Supplements address elements of federal funding sources only; state funding elements will not be included in the Supplement. Agreement Addenda (AA) funded by more than one federal award will receive a disclosure Supplement for each federal award.

2.Frequency: Supplements will be generated as the Division receives information for federal grants. Supplements will be issued to the LHD throughout the state fiscal year.For federally funded AAs, Supplements will accompany the original AA. If AAs are revised and if the revision affects federal funds, the AA Revisions will include Supplements. Supplements can also be sent to the Local Health Department even if no change is needed to the AA. In those instances, the Supplements will be sent to provide newly received federal grant information for funds already allocated in the existing AA.

B.Acceptable fund expenditures include equipment and supplies for conducting work on vector control or trapping activities as well as travel and training for vector control activities.

C.Purchase of equipment for trapping including traps and/or laboratory equipment (such as microscopes) and additional trapping or testing supplies (such as dry ice or other equipment)

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