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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

September 15 – 21, 2019 (Week 38)

  • No mosquito pools were submitted from Zones 1, 2, or 3 this week for West Nile virus (WNV) testing.
  • Two human cases of WNV have been reported since last week; one case lives near Baseline and 119th in Lafayette, the other lives near Baseline and Foothills in Boulder. This brings the year-to-date total to seven cases. An additional case is pending.
  • One hundred fourteen mosquito pools have tested positive for WNV in Colorado this season: Larimer (53), Weld (33), Boulder (8), La Plata (6), Mesa (7), Pueblo (5), Adams (5), Delta (7).
  • Mosquito trapping was limited this week; of the 2,613 recorded mosquitoes, 22% were Culex.
  • Statewide, 149 specimens have tested positive for rabies in 2019.
  • 2019 Colorado rabies positive specimens: Skunk (93), Bat (48), Raccoon (2), Dog (2), Fox (1), Bovine (1), Cat (1), Camelid (1)
  • Boulder County has three positive rabies specimens to date, all are bats.
  • One cat was submitted for plague testing; it was negative.
  • Unless there is a significant jump in disease activity next week, this will likely be the final Weekly Report for the season.

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Weeks in 2019

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Years

Animals Tested for Disease in 2018

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat78000
Skunk2000
Raccon10000
Squirrel0000
Cat7310
Flea0100
Dog8220
Fox0000
Prairie Dog0000
Rabbit0020
Other5100
Totals111650

Animals Positive for Disease in 2018

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat3000
Skunk0000
Raccon0000
Squirrel0000
Cat0000
Flea0000
Dog0000
Fox0000
Prairie Dog0000
Rabbit0010
Other0000
Totals3010

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Vector Control Program

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