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Vector Control Program

The Boulder County Public Health Vector Control Program aims to prevent the spread of disease from vectors (animals) to humans.

Weekly Animal-Borne Disease Reporting

September 11 - 17 (Week 37)

  • Mosquito surveillance has ended for the season.
  • As of 9/9/2016, Colorado reports 76 West Nile virus (WNV) cases.
  • CDC reports 662 human cases nationwide from 39 states plus District of Columbia with 18 deaths (AZ (2), CA (2), CO (3), KS, MN, MS, MT, NM, SD, TN, TX(2), UT, WA).
  • One bat was submitted for rabies testing, testing negative.
  • To date, 100 specimens have been submitted for rabies testing in 2016 with seven testing positive: Bat(3), Skunk(2), Raccoon(1).
  • No specimens were submitted for plague, tularemia or hantavirus this week.

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for 2016

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Years

Animals Tested for Disease in 2016

Updated September 19, 2016

Species Rabies Plague Tularemia Hantavirus
Bat 63* 0 0 0
Skunk 2 0 0 0
Raccoon 26 0 0 0
Squirrel 0 0 0 0
Cat 4 0 0 0
Flea 0 0 0 0
Dog 3 0 0 0
Fox 0 0 0 0
Prairie Dog 0 0 0 0
Other 2 0 1 0
Totals 100 0 1 0

Animals Positive for Disease in 2016

Species Rabies Plague Tularemia Hantavirus
Bat 7 0 0 0
Skunk 2 0 0 0
Raccoon 1 0 0 0
Squirrel 0 0 0 0
Cat 0 0 0 0
Flea 0 0 0 0
Dog 0 0 0 0
Fox 0 0 0 0
Prairie Dog 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0
Totals 10 0 0 0

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Contacts

Vector Control Program

303-441-1564
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www.BoulderCountyVector.org

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