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Animal-Borne Disease (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 2022

July 31 – August 6, 2022

  • No specimens have been submitted for rabies testing this week. One bat tested positive last week. Boulder County reports ten total positive specimens for the season: Bat (5), Skunk (5).
  • Statewide, 45 specimens have tested positive for rabies in 2022: Bat (26), Skunk (19).
  • Both nuisance mosquito species and Culex species (WNV vectors) are above the historic average this week.
  • Last week seven mosquito pools tested positive in Boulder County from traps in Unincorporated Boulder County, Longmont, Lafayette, and Erie. Risk of West Nile virus transmission remains high.
  • Fifteen mosquito pools were submitted for West Nile testing this week. Results are pending.Fifty-five positive mosquito pools have been recorded in Colorado in 2022: Boulder (20), Larimer (20), Weld (9), Adams (1), Mesa (1). No human cases are reported.
  • Nationally, CDC reports 30 human WNV cases with two deaths in Arizona. Arizona (10), California (5), Indiana (1), Minnesota (1), Mississippi (3), North Dakota (4), Pennsylvania (4), Texas (2).

Animals Tested for Disease in 2021

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat40000
Skunk7000
Raccon12000
Coyote1000
Fox0000
Cat7000
Dog4330
Squirrel1110
Prairie Dog0000
Rabbit0000
Flea0000
Other3110
Totals75550

Animals Positive for Disease in 2021

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat5000
Skunk5000
Raccon0000
Coyote0000
Fox0000
Cat0000
Dog0000
Squirrel0000
Prairie Dog0000
Rabbit0000
Flea0000
Other10000

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Years

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