Flu vaccine safeguards personal, community health

December through February is the typical peak for the influenza virus, and with the vaccination taking effect after about two weeks, now is the time to protect your health as well as the community’s health. We are each interlaced in a community dependent on others being flu-free. Loved ones, co-workers, neighbors, even strangers on [...]

By | 2018-01-31T15:47:52+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Communicable Disease, SJBPH Columns, Vaccinations|Comments Off on Flu vaccine safeguards personal, community health

Yellow Fever Vaccination Shortage

Production of Yellow Fever Vaccine (YF-VAX) in the U.S. has ceased while the manufacturer transitions production to a new facility. San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) will not be receiving more YF-VAX until mid-2018. Yellow fever is a serious disease caused by the yellow fever virus found in certain parts of Africa and South [...]

By | 2018-01-31T15:48:49+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on Yellow Fever Vaccination Shortage

UPDATED: San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) Urges Rabies Precautions

Three animals (skunks) have tested positive for rabies in Durango. San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) urges residents to stay away from stray and wild animals, check pets’ vaccination status, and take other precautions to avoid rabies. The three rabid skunks found in Durango were located in neighborhoods  east of the Animas River at [...]

By | 2018-01-31T15:49:10+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements, Vaccinations|Comments Off on UPDATED: San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) Urges Rabies Precautions

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) Urges Rabies Precautions

Two animals (skunks) have tested positive for rabies in Durango. San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) urges residents to stay away from stray and wild animals, check pets’ vaccination status, and take other precautions to avoid rabies. Rabies is regularly found in Colorado wildlife, especially skunks and bats. Interaction between humans and wild animals, [...]

By | 2018-01-31T15:49:51+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements, Vaccinations|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) Urges Rabies Precautions
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