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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

July 26 - August 1
  • Colorado has no new West Nile virus (WNV) human infections this week.
  • Mosquito pools have tested positive in Denver, Larimer, Pueblo, Weld, Jefferson, Mesa and Boulder counties.
  • Boulder County had its first WNV positive mosquito pool for the year last week with a vector index of .14.
  • Total mosquito and Culex counts are slightly below average for this week.
  • Four bats, two skunks, and one raccoon were submitted for rabies testing. One skunk tested positive, all others tested negative.
  • No specimens were submitted for plague, tularemia or hantavirus.

2015 Zoonotic Disease Reports

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Years


Animals Tested for Disease in 2015

Updated August 3, 2015

Species Rabies Plague Tularemia Hantavirus
Bat 38 0 0 0
Skunk 9 0 0 0
Raccoon 18 0 0 0
Squirrel 0 1 1 0
Cat 2 0 1 0
Flea 0 1 0 0
Dog 3 0 0 0
Fox 1 0 0 0
Prairie Dog 0 0 0 0
Other 0 2 3 0
Totals 71 4 5 0

Animals Positive for Disease in 2015

Species Rabies Plague Tularemia Hantavirus
Bat 1 0 0 0
Skunk 6 0 0 0
Raccoon 0 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 1 1 0
Totals 7 1 1 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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