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    Lakewood, CO 80215

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    Prevent Animal-Borne Diseases This Summer


    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) reminds residents that with summer and warm weather upon us, so is the risk of contracting certain animal-borne diseases. Rabies, West Nile Virus, Western Equine Encephalitis, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Bubonic Plague, Tularemia, and Colorado Tick Fever are all diseases that can be carried by various animals and insects (rodents, mosquitoes or ticks) and then transmitted to humans. They are also more common during the summer when people tend to be outdoors more often and wild animals and insects are active.

    JCPH recommends everyone help control the presence of rodents and mosquitoes around their home; and, when heading outdoors, particularly to areas where wild animals and insects are active, wear insect repellant, appropriate clothing and protect your pets from fleas and ticks. Remember not to handle sick or dead animals or animal waste. A few precautions go a long way towards preventing animal-borne disease.


    For complete information on animal borne disease and prevention please see our Animal-Borne Disease Prevention brochure, call JCPH Environmental Health Services Zoonosis Program at 303-271-5700 or visit JCPH at www.jeffco.us/health.  

    Information is also available on the Colorado Department of Health and Environment web site: www.cdphe.state.co.us or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov.  



    Nancy Braden
    Public Health Communications
    303-239-7137
    nbraden@jeffco.us

    May 29, 2013


    Last Updated: 6-10-2013