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

June 11 – 17, 2017 (Week 24)

  • Nuisance mosquito species counts are at historical highs across the county for this week.
  • Mosquito species counts are average for this week.
  • Five mosquito pools were submitted for testing for WNV this week. Results are pending.
  • Four bats were submitted for rabies, all testing negative.
  • Statewide 68 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 (49), Bat (12), Dog (2), Fox (4), Coyote (1)
  • No specimens have been 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
Bat13000
Skunk1000
Raccon14000
Squirrel0010
Cat3210
Flea0000
Dog5000
Fox0000
Prairie Dog0000
Other0000
Totals36220

Animals Positive for Disease in 2017

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat1000
Skunk1000
Raccon0000
Squirrel0000
Cat0100
Flea0000
Dog0000
Fox0000
Prairie Dog0000
Other0000
Totals2100

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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