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

  • July 14 – 20 (Week 29)
    • Statewide, 103 specimens have tested positive for rabies in 2019.
    • 2019 Colorado rabies positive specimens: Skunk(80) Bat(18) Raccoon(2) Fox(1) Bovine(1) Dog(1)
    • Boulder County has 3 positive rabies specimens to date, all are bats.
    • 6 bats were submitted for rabies testing in Boulder County this week; 5 tested negative, and 1 tested positive.
    • 27 mosquito pools were tested for West Nile virus (WNV). All tested negative.
    • Mosquito traps this week were higher than average with nuisance and vector species; of the 24,656 recorded mosquitoes, 23% were Culex.
    • CDC reports a human WNV case in Boulder County. The case is a resident of Boulder County, but the investigation concluded that the exposure occurred in a different state. Currently there are no other recorded WNV positives in Colorado.

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Weeks in 2019

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Years

Animals Tested for Disease in 2018

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat37000
Skunk2000
Raccon6000
Squirrel0000
Cat4110
Flea0000
Dog5110
Fox0000
Prairie Dog0000
Rabbit0000
Other2000
Totals56220

Animals Positive for Disease in 2018

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat3000
Skunk0000
Raccon0000
Squirrel0000
Cat0000
Flea0000
Dog0000
Fox0000
Prairie Dog0000
Other0000
Totals3000

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Vector Control Program

Main: 303-441-1564
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3450 Broadway
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