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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

August 7-13, 2022 (Week 32)

  • Ten specimens were submitted for rabies testing this week: Bat (9), Raccoon (1). One bat was untestable. All other samples were negative.
  • Statewide, 50 specimens have tested positive for rabies in 2022: Bat (29), Skunk (21).
  • Nuisance mosquito species are above historic average, but Culex species (WNV vectors) are on average for this week.
  • Last week seven mosquito pools tested positive in Boulder County from traps in Unincorporated Boulder County, Longmont, Lafayette, Louisville and Superior. Risk of West Nile virus transmission remains high.
  • Fifteen mosquito pools were submitted for West Nile testing this week. Results are pending.
  • CDPHE reports 82 WNV positive mosquito pools: Adams (4), Boulder (21), Larimer (36), Mesa (6), Weld (15).
  • CDPHE reports five human WNV cases: Arapahoe (1), Boulder (1), Delta (2), Montrose (1).
  • Nationally, CDC reports 30 human WNV cases with four deaths in Arizona (2), Louisiana (1), Texas (1).
  • Human case count: Alabama (1), Arizona (14), California (7), Colorado (2), Louisiana (4), Minnesota (1), Mississippi (3), Missouri (1), Nebraska (1), North Dakota (5), Pennsylvania (6), Texas (5). Data as of August 9, 2022.

Animals Tested for Disease in 2021

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat49000
Skunk7000
Raccon13000
Coyote1000
Fox0000
Cat7000
Dog4330
Squirrel1110
Prairie Dog0000
Rabbit0000
Flea0000
Other3110
Totals85550

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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