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Animal-Borne Disease (Vector Control)
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Animal-Borne Disease 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

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for 2022

June 19-25 (Week 25)

  • One skunk and one raccoon were submitted for rabies testing this week. The skunk tested positive. Results are pending on the raccoon.
  • Boulder County has had seven positive rabies specimens to date, Bat (3), Skunk (4).
  • Statewide, 30 specimens have tested positive for rabies in 2022. Skunk (18) and Bat (12).
  • Both nuisance mosquito species and Culex species (WNV vectors) are above average this week.
  • West Nile virus testing for mosquitoes will begin next week.
  • Nationally, CDC reports nine WNV cases with one death in Arizona. Arizona (5), Georgia (1), Mississippi (2), Texas (1).

Animals Tested for Disease in 2021

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat13000
Skunk4000
Raccon9000
Squirrel1110
Cat5000
Flea0000
Dog3330
Fox0000
Prairie Dog0000
Rabbit0000
Other2110
Totals37550

Animals Positive for Disease in 2021

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat3000
Skunk4000
Raccon0000
Squirrel0000
Cat0100
Flea0000
Dog0000
Fox0000
Prairie Dog0000
Rabbit0000
Other0000
Totals7000

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Years

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Vector Control Program

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