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

September 1 – 7, 2019

  • No mosquito pools were submitted from Zones 1, 2, or 3 this week for West Nile virus (WNV) testing.
  • Another focused round of trapping will continue next week to keep an eye on active areas.
  • No additional human cases of WNV have been reported this week.
  • One hundred twelve mosquito pools have tested positive for WNV in Colorado this season: Larimer (52), Weld (33), Boulder (8), La Plata (6), Mesa (6), Pueblo (5), Adams (5), Delta (7).
  • Mosquito traps this week were significantly higher than average with nuisance and vector species. Of the 7,526 recorded mosquitoes, 20% were Culex.
  • A rabbit, found in Lafayette, tested positive for tularemia this week.
  • Statewide, 143 specimens have tested positive for rabies in 2019.
  • 2019 Colorado rabies positive specimens: Skunk (90), Bat (43), Raccoon (2), Dog (2), Fox (1), Bovine (1), Cat (1), Camelid (1).
  • Two bats and one raccoon were submitted for rabies testing this week; all tested negative.
  • Boulder County has three positive rabies specimens to date, all are bats.

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Weeks in 2019

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Years

Animals Tested for Disease in 2018

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat69000
Skunk2000
Raccon10000
Squirrel0000
Cat7210
Flea0100
Dog7220
Fox0000
Prairie Dog0000
Rabbit0020
Other5100
Totals100550

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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3450 Broadway
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