Vector Control
disease carrying animals

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

July 16-22, 2017 (Week 29)

  • Boulder County reports its first West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquito pool this week.
  • Statewide 6 mosquito pools have tested positive for WNV.
  • Nuisance and vector mosquito species counts are above average across the county for this week.
  • Three bats, one cat and one raccoon were tested for rabies. One bat tested positive.
  • Statewide 93 specimens have tested positive for rabies in 2017 including two domestic dogs in Yuma and Weld Counties. This compares with 88 total positive specimens in 2016.
  • Colorado rabies positive specimens 2017: Skunk (54), Bat (31), Dog (2), Fox (5), Coyote (1)
  • No specimens were submitted for plague, tularemia, or hantavirus testing.

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Past Weeks in 2017

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Years

Animals Tested for Disease in 2017

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat28000
Skunk1000
Raccon20110
Squirrel0010
Cat6310
Flea0000
Dog5000
Fox0000
Prairie Dog0000
Rabbit0110
Other0000
Totals60540

Animals Positive for Disease in 2017

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat5000
Skunk1000
Raccon0000
Squirrel0000
Cat0100
Flea0000
Dog0000
Fox0000
Prairie Dog0000
Other0000
Totals6100

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Vector Control Program

Main: 303-441-1564
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Location

Boulder
3450 Broadway
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Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F