• Contact Information

    Public Health Phone answered 24/7


    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Contact Us

    645 Parfet Street
    Lakewood, CO 80215

    View Map

    Lakewood Clinic

    645 Parfet Street Lakewood, CO 80215
    Fax: 303-239-7088

    WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) in Arvada

    5150 Allison Street Arvada, CO 80002
    Fax: 303-275-7503

    WIC in Wheat Ridge

    7495 W. 29th Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
    Fax: 303-239-9592

    WIC in Lakewood - 645 Parfet Street, 80215

    email: kharris@jeffco.us
    Fax: 303-239-7023

  • Plague


    Plague is an infectious disease of animals and humans caused by a bacterium named Yersinia pestis.

    People usually get plague from being bitten by a rodent flea that is carrying the plague bacterium or by handling an infected animal. Today, modern antibiotics are effective against plague, but if an infected person is not treated promptly, the disease is likely to cause illness or death.

    People should avoid contact with any species of wild rodents, especially sick or dead rodents. Dogs and cats should be confined so they cannot prey on rodents and then bring the disease home with them. Pet owners who live close to rodent populations should consult their veterinarian for flea treatment. Controlling the fleas on pets will prevent the transfer of fleas to humans. See our Preventing Animal Borne Disease BrochureDownload Adobe Reader from Downloads Page  for more information.

    The Public Health Department requests citizens report any unusual rodent die-offs to Jefferson County Public Health at 303-271-5700.


    Last Updated: 5-3-2013
  • Plague Resource Documents