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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

June 28 - July 4, 2015
  • The State of Colorado reports 12 human cases of tularemia statewide so far this year. This compares with 16 cases for all of 2014 and a yearly average of less than four.
  • Boulder County reports 5 tularemia cases: 2 confirmed, 2 suspect, and 1 probable.
  • Two bats were submitted for rabies testing. One specimen tested negative, results are pending on the other.
  • Total mosquito counts rose this week, but remain average for the week. Culex species, however, are above average for the week.
  • No mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile virus in Boulder County yet this season.
  • No specimens were submitted for plague, tularemia, or hantavirus this week.

2015 Zoonotic Disease Reports

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Years


Animals Tested for Disease in 2015

Updated July 3, 2015

Species Rabies Plague Tularemia Hantavirus
Bat 21 0 0 0
Skunk 5 0 0 0
Raccoon 14 0 0 0
Squirrel 0 1 1 0
Cat 2 0 0 0
Flea 0 1 0 0
Dog 3 0 0 0
Fox 0 0 0 0
Prairie Dog 0 0 0 0
Other 0 1 2 0
Totals 45 3 3 0

Animals Positive for Disease in 2015

Species Rabies Plague Tularemia Hantavirus
Bat 0 0 0 0
Skunk 5 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 0 1 0
Totals 5 0 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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