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Vector Control
bat, raccoons, mosquito

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

June 10-16, 2018 (Week 24)

  • Statewide 194 specimens have tested positive for rabies in 2018. This surpasses total positive specimens for all of 2017.
  • 2018 Colorado rabies positive specimens: Skunk (172), Bat (17), Raccoon (1), Cat(1), Dog (1), Alpaca (1)
  • Boulder County reports only one rabies positive specimen, a skunk.
  • Mosquito traps counts are well above historical averages for this week consisting of large numbers of floodwater nuisance mosquitoes.
  • Testing of mosquitoes for West Nile virus began this week. All samples tested negative.
  • Two raccoons and one skunk were submitted for rabies testing, all testing negative.
  • No specimens were submitted for plague, tularemia, or hantavirus testing.

Previous Reports for 2018

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Years

Animals Tested for Disease in 2018

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat6000
Skunk3000
Raccon12000
Squirrel0100
Cat7000
Flea0000
Dog3000
Fox1000
Prairie Dog0000
Rabbit0010
Other1000
Totals33110

Animals Positive for Disease in 2018

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat0000
Skunk1000
Raccon0000
Squirrel0000
Cat0000
Flea0000
Dog0000
Fox0000
Prairie Dog0000
Other0000
Totals1000

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Vector Control Program

Main: 303-441-1564
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