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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 2018

  • August 5-11, 2018 (Week 32)
    • Three human West Nile virus cases are reported in Colorado: Delta (1), Larimer (1), Weld (1). No human cases are reported from Boulder County to date.
    • Seventeen mosquito pools were submitted for WNV testing. Four pools tested positive. Risk of infection continues throughout the county.
    • Statewide 53 mosquito pools have tested positive for WNV: Larimer (34), Weld (10); Boulder (8), Adams (1).
    • Mosquito counts are above average for this week.
    • Four bats, one skunk, and one raccoon were submitted for rabies testing this week. The four bats tested negative and results are pending for the skunk and raccoon.
    • 2018 Colorado rabies positive specimens: Skunk (199), Bat (61), Raccoon (2), Cat (6), Dog (2), Alpaca (1).
    • Boulder County reports three rabies positive specimens for the year: Bat (2), Skunk (1).
    • No specimens were submitted for plague, tularemia, or hantavirus testing.

Previous Reports in 2018

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Years

Animals Tested for Disease in 2018

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat35000
Skunk5000
Raccon26000
Squirrel0100
Cat10110
Flea0000
Dog3000
Fox1000
Prairie Dog0000
Rabbit0110
Other2000
Totals82320

Animals Positive for Disease in 2018

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat2000
Skunk1000
Raccon0000
Squirrel0000
Cat0000
Flea0000
Dog0000
Fox0000
Prairie Dog0000
Other0000
Totals3000

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Vector Control Program

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