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
- 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.