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Zoonotic Conditions Requiring Reporting

Zoonotic Conditions Requiring Reporting

Disease Reporting Requirements for Veterinarians

The Colorado Board of Health also requires Veterinarians to report diseases in animals that “may endanger the public health” (6CCR 1009-1, Reg. 8). Since Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) and veterinarians have the common goal of protecting the health of those we serve, we are requesting veterinarians to report the following zoonotic conditions when diagnosed in animals.

  • Q Fever
  • Brucellosis
  • Anthrax
  • Plague
  • Leptospirosis
  • Tularemia
  • Rabies
  • Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy / Prion diseases
  • Hantavirus
  • Any other manifestations in morbidity and mortality in animal

How to Report

Please fax the following information for the above conditions to 303-413-7526.

  • Date/Time
  • Disease
  • Pet/Animal’s name
  • Age of pet/Animal
  • Pet owner/Guardian’s name
  • Phone (home)
  • Pet owner/Guardian’s address
  • Onset date
  • Report by/Time
  • Vet name
  • Vet phone
  • Comments

Boulder County Public Health will utilize this information to enhance our communicable disease surveillance system. The data you can provide us will help us to best inform other veterinarians, health care providers, and the public of potential health threats.

If you have any questions, please contact BCPH’s Communicable Disease Control Program at 303-413-7523. After normal business hours, please call 303-413-7517.

Please Note: All information is general in nature and should not substitute seeking proper medical attention.

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Communicable Disease Control

Main: 303-413-7523

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