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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

August 14 - 20 (Week 33)

  • Two additional West Nile virus (WNV) positive cases have been identified in Boulder County: a 39-year-old Longmont woman & a 31-year-old Lafayette man. Both cases had an uncomplicated fever.
  • Colorado reports 17 WNV cases and one death statewide. This does not include the newly reported Boulder County cases.
  • Both total mosquito and Culex mosquito counts are above average for this time of year. Culex mosquitoes are nearly twice as high as historical average for this week. West Nile transmission risk is still present throughout Boulder County.
  • Nationally, 213 human cases have been reported from 27 states with five deaths (AZ, CA, CO, KS, NV ).
  • Two bats were submitted for rabies testing with one testing positive and one deemed inappropriate for testing.
  • No specimens were submitted for plague, tularemia or hantavirus.

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for 2016

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Years

Animals Tested for Disease in 2016

Updated August 22, 2016

Species Rabies Plague Tularemia Hantavirus
Bat 57* 0 0 0
Skunk 2 0 0 0
Raccoon 24 0 0 0
Squirrel 0 0 0 0
Cat 3 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 1 0 1 0
Totals 90 0 1 0

Animals Positive for Disease in 2016

Species Rabies Plague Tularemia Hantavirus
Bat 6 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 9 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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3450 Broadway
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