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 | 2018-03-15T15:12:01+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Communicable Disease, SJBPH Columns, Vaccinations|Comments Off on Flu vaccine safeguards personal, community health

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 | 2018-03-15T15:51:27+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 | 2018-03-15T16:05:46+00:00 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 | 2018-03-15T16:27:24+00:00 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 | 2018-03-20T15:30:53+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements, Vaccinations|Comments Off on SJBPH Reminds Residents to Take Precautions to Prevent Rabies Exposures
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