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 2019

  • June 16 – 22 (Week 25)
    • Statewide, 90 specimens have tested positive for rabies in 2019; four new positives were found in the last week.
    • 2019 Colorado rabies positive specimens: Skunk(74) Bat(11) Raccoon(2) Fox(1) Bovine(1) Dog(1)
    • Boulder County has had only two positive rabies specimens to date, both are bats.
    • Two raccoons and one bat tested negative for rabies this week.
    • Mosquito traps jumped this week with nuisance species; of the 13,493 recorded mosquitoes, only 1.5% were Culex.
    • Three mosquito pools were tested for WNV, all were negative.

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Weeks in 2019

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Years

Animals Tested for Disease in 2018

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat15000
Skunk2000
Raccon5000
Squirrel0000
Cat4110
Flea0000
Dog5110
Fox0000
Prairie Dog0000
Rabbit0000
Other2000
Totals33220

Animals Positive for Disease in 2018

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat2000
Skunk0000
Raccon0000
Squirrel0000
Cat0000
Flea0000
Dog0000
Fox0000
Prairie Dog0000
Other0000
Totals2000

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Vector Control Program

Main: 303-441-1564
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Boulder
3450 Broadway
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Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F