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

  • August 11 – 17 (Week 33)
    • Sixteen mosquito pools were submitted for West Nile virus (WNV) testing. Three pools tested positive.
      • Sentinel Zone 1 (Boulder) had one positive with a calculated Vector Index of 0.23.
      • Sentinel Zone 2 (Longmont) had two positives with a calculated Vector Index of 0.71.
    • Thirty-one mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile in Colorado this season: Larimer (13),
      Weld (9), Boulder (4), La Plata (3), Mesa (2), Pueblo (1) Adams (1). Two birds have tested
      positive in Weld County: Great Horned Owl (1), Red Tail Hawk (1).
    • Mosquito traps this week were significantly higher than average with nuisance and vector species. Of the 11,950 recorded mosquitoes, 54% were Culex.
    • Statewide, 120 specimens have tested positive for rabies in 2019.
    • 2019 Colorado rabies positive specimens: Skunk (89), Bat (25), Raccoon (2), Dog (2), Fox (1), Bovine (1)
    • Boulder County has three positive rabies specimens to date, all are bats.
    • Two bats one raccoon and one mouse were submitted for rabies testing from Boulder County this
      week; all tested negative.

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Weeks in 2019

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Years

Animals Tested for Disease in 2018

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat57000
Skunk2000
Raccon8000
Squirrel0000
Cat4210
Flea0000
Dog5220
Fox0000
Prairie Dog0000
Rabbit0010
Other3100
Totals79540

Animals Positive for Disease in 2018

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat3000
Skunk0000
Raccon0000
Squirrel0000
Cat0000
Flea0000
Dog0000
Fox0000
Prairie Dog0000
Other0000
Totals3000

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Vector Control Program

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