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

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

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

San Juan Basin Health Reminds Residents to Take Precautions to Prevent Rabies Exposures

This summer, San Juan Basin Health has submitted and tested seven 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, SJBH has strict guidance when recommending post-exposure treatment. Bats can bite people while they sleep and individuals [...]

By | August 3rd, 2016|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements, Vaccinations|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Health Reminds Residents to Take Precautions to Prevent Rabies Exposures

A reminder from regional epidemiologist to prevent Zoonotic diseases

A reminder from regional epidemiologist to prevent Zoonotic diseases As summer approaches, San Juan Basin Health (SJBH) reminds residents 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. SJBH stresses the importance of controlling the presence of [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements, Vaccinations|Comments Off on A reminder from regional epidemiologist to prevent Zoonotic diseases
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