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Vector Control
bat, raccoons, mosquito

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 2018

  • July 8 – 14, 2018
    • Weld County reports the first positive West Nile virus pools in the state.
    • Twenty six mosquito pools were submitted for WNV. Results are pending
    • Statewide 231 specimens have tested positive for rabies in 2018. This number of positive animals surpasses the previous season high of 191 in 2013.
    • 2018 Colorado rabies positive specimens: Skunk (185), Bat (37), Raccoon (2), Cat (4), Dog (2), Alpaca (1)
    • Boulder County reports two rabies positive specimens for the year: Skunk (1), Bat (1)
    • Mosquito traps counts were above average for this week.
    • Five bats and one skunk were submitted for rabies testing. The skunk tested negative. One bat was untestable, three bats were negative and results are pending on one specimen.
    • No specimens were submitted for plague, tularemia, or hantavirus testing.Previous Reports for 2018

Previous Reports in 2018

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Years

Animals Tested for Disease in 2018

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat22000
Skunk4000
Raccon21000
Squirrel0100
Cat7110
Flea0000
Dog3000
Fox1000
Prairie Dog0000
Rabbit0010
Other2000
Totals60220

Animals Positive for Disease in 2018

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat1000
Skunk1000
Raccon0000
Squirrel0000
Cat0000
Flea0000
Dog0000
Fox0000
Prairie Dog0000
Other0000
Totals2000

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Vector Control Program

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