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March 2014
  • 2013 Communicable Disease Control Summary: Another Epidemic Year for Pertussis
  • TB Case Count Low, but Cases More Complex: TB in Colorado, 2013
  • Changes to Pediatric and Adult Vaccine Schedules
January 2014
  • The Case for Mandatory Flu Immunizations for Health Care Personnel
  • Small Steps in Your Practice Can Make a Difference to LGBTQ Youth
September - October 2013
  • Watch for Symptoms of Botulism
  • Boulder County’s Unique Approach to Mass Prophylaxis – You!
  • The Medical Reserve Corps Wants You!
May 2013
  • Highly Active Rabies Season Anticipated
  • Avian Flu Mutates in China
April 2013
  • National Infant Immunization Week is Reminder of Importance of Vaccinations
  • Screen for TB in College Students
January - March 2013
  • Record Number of Pertussis Cases in 2012
    2012 Communicable Disease Control Summary
  • Exercise to Test University of Colorado at Boulder Mass Prophylaxis Plan
November/December 2012
  • Monitoring Our Youths’ Risk Behaviors
  • Low-Cost Immunizations No Longer Available to Insured Residents at Public Health Clinics
October 2012
  • Help Slow National Pertussis Outbreak
  • Test for Lead Exposure
  • High Rates of Pertussis Continue
September 2012
  • Just What the Doctor Ordered – Volunteer for Your Health
  • Testing Hospital Evacuations in Boulder County
  • Think Measles When Symptoms Include the “3 C’s”
August 2012
  • Rabies on the Rise in Colorado
  • West Nile Virus Still a Risk in Boulder County
  • Enteric Illnesses Increase in Summer
July 2012
  • One Year Later: Lessons Learned from the Joplin Tornado
  • Five Multistate Salmonella Outbreaks Associated with Small Turtle Exposure
  • Rabies in a U.S. Soldier
June 2012
  • Boulder County Ozone Levels Pose Risk to Residents
  • Pregnant Hispanic Women at Greater Risk for Listeriosis
  • Pertussis Cases Continued to Increase in April
May 2012
  • Take Steps to Prevent C. Difficile
  • 2012 Immunization Updates for Children and Adults
  • Hantavirus in Garfield County
April 2012
  • Follow Best Practices for Diagnosing and Treating Gonorrhea and Chlamydia
  • Avoid False Positives: Test for Hepatitis A Discriminately
  • Boulder County Sees Increase in Pertussis Cases
March 2012
  • Think Tuberculosis (TB), Then Screen and Treat
  • ACIP Recommendations on Human Papillomavirus (HPV Vaccine)
  • “Nodding Disease” Stumps Experts
February 2012
  • Lung Cancer – A Diagnosis No One Wants to Hear
  • MRSA Co-Infection Linked to Flu Deaths
  • Low Number of Cases Reported in December
January 2012
  • Case Study: Foodborne Outbreak at Boulder County Private School: The Importance of Food Safety at Large Functions
  • Boulder Health Care Facilities Report 30 Enteric Outbreaks from 2004 – 2010
  • New Influenza Strain Identified
  • Polio Virus a Risk to Travelers
December 2011
  • Vaccinating for Hepatitis B at Birth Reduces Transmission to Infants
  • Foodborne Toxins: A Leading Cause of Foodborne Illness
  • Elevated Rates of Enteric Illnesses in October
November 2011
  • Listeria Outbreak Related to Consumption of Whole, Unwashed Cantaloupes
  • Pesticide-Related Illness Rises with Bedbug Population
  • Campylobacter Rates High in September
October 2011
  • Influenza Vaccine Recommendations for 2011-2012
  • Incidence of HIV in the U.S. and Colorado
September 2011
  • Public Health Improvement Plan: Strengthening the Public Health System in Boulder County
  • Help Us Help Your Patients in an Emergency
  • Disposal of Pharmaceuticals Affects Streams and Wildlife
August 2011
  • Prevent Water-Related Illness
  • Consider Stool Testing for International Adoptees
  • Update on E. coli 0104:H4 Infection and Hemolytic-uremic Syndrome (HUS) in Germany
July 2011
  • Early Syphilis Cases Increase by 300% in Colorado
  • Plague Endemic in Boulder County
  • Summer Brings Increase in Giardia, Campylobacter
June 2011
  • Be Prepared for Foodborne Illness
  • Updated Guidelines for Prevention and Control of Norovirus Outbreaks
  • Measles Imported by Travelers
May 2011
  • Boulder County 5-Year Enteric Disease Surveillance Report
  • 2006-2010 Incidences of Campylobacter, Hepatitis A, Salmonella, Shigella, and Shiga-toxin Producing E. coli in Boulder County
April 2011
  • 1 in 6 Americans Affected by Foodborne Illness
  • 2011 Immunization Updates for Children and Adults
  • February Marks Increase in Norovirus and Influenza Cases
March 2011
  • Boulder County Medical Community Plans Dry-Run of Pandemic Overflow Site
  • Local Researchers Study Tuberculosis
February 2011
  • New Treatment Guidelines for Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Consider Cholera

January 2011

  • Pertussis on the Rise: Accurate Specimen Collection and Reporting Needed
  • CDC Influenza Guidelines for 2010-11 Season
  • Guidance on the Treatment and Prophylaxis of Pertussis Cases and Contacts

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