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 America. [...]

By | 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 | 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 | November 2nd, 2017|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements, Vaccinations|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) Urges Rabies Precautions

Flu cases show early uptick; get your yearly vaccine soon

Twenty Coloradans have been hospitalized with flu since August 1, about double the number of cases the state usually sees this time of year. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) urge Coloradans ages 6 months and older to get a flu vaccine, ideally before [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements, Vaccinations|Comments Off on Flu cases show early uptick; get your yearly vaccine soon

Prevent Animal-borne (Zoonotic) Disease

As summer progresses, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) reminds residents that the risk of contracting certain animal-borne diseases increases. Zoonotic diseases are more common during warm weather months when humans and animals are frequently in close contact. Since the start of the year, the state has reported 3 hantavirus cases in La Plata, [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on Prevent Animal-borne (Zoonotic) Disease
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