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, Jefferson [...]

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

SJBPH Reminds Residents to Take Precautions to Prevent Rabies Exposures

During the 2016 summer season, SJBPH submitted and tested 17 bats for rabies, one of which was positive. Bats are by far the most common carriers of rabies in Colorado. When a potential bat exposure occurs, SJBPH has strict guidance when recommending post-exposure treatment.  If a bat has been present in a room in [...]

By | April 13th, 2017|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements, Vaccinations|Comments Off on SJBPH Reminds Residents to Take Precautions to Prevent Rabies Exposures

Prevent Animal-borne (Zoonotic) Disease

As summer approaches, 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. SJBPH stresses the importance of controlling the presence of rodents and mosquitoes around homes as well as [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements|Comments Off on Prevent Animal-borne (Zoonotic) Disease

Health Officials Recommend Flu Vaccine Before End of November

Health Officials Recommend Flu Vaccine Before End of November San Juan Basin Health (SJBH) reminds residents that everyone six months and older should get a flu vaccine by the end of November as flu activity can peak as early as December. Yearly flu vaccines are the first and most important step in protecting against [...]

By | November 3rd, 2016|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements, Vaccinations|Comments Off on Health Officials Recommend Flu Vaccine Before End of November
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