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Understanding West Nile Virus

Since 2002, 56 cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in La Plata county. As Public Health, our role is to investigate all laboratory reported cases to determine severity of illness, track number of cases, determine location of exposure and communicate to the public how to best protect themselves and their families. Given the [...]

By |2019-10-08T11:40:50-06:00October 8th, 2019|Communicable Disease|Comments Off on Understanding West Nile Virus

Medidas de seguridad alimenticia son buenas para la salud pública

Antes de salir a comer, ¿usted se detiene para pensar en todas las posibles enfermedades transmitidas por alimentos que podrían contagiarlo? Lo más probable que no. La mayoría de nosotros no lo hacemos, y si lo hiciéramos, salir a comer no sería tan divertido. La salmonella, la clostridium perfringens, la campylobacter, la listeria, el botulismo [...]

By |2019-09-26T15:25:20-06:00September 26th, 2019|Food Safety|Comments Off on Medidas de seguridad alimenticia son buenas para la salud pública

One confirmed case, one suspected case of sudden and severe lung illness tied to vaping

For immediate release: Aug. 22, 2019 Jessica Bralish, Director of Communications 303-349-7527, jessica.bralish@state.co.us   DENVER: There is one confirmed case, and one suspected case of sudden and severe lung illness tied to vaping in Colorado. The initial case was reported Tuesday, Aug. 20, and confirmed today. The second case was reported today, Thursday, Aug. 22, [...]

By |2019-08-23T12:23:14-06:00August 23rd, 2019|Substance Abuse Prevention|Comments Off on One confirmed case, one suspected case of sudden and severe lung illness tied to vaping

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus: San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) urges residents take preventive steps to avoid mosquito bites

Durango, Colo.: The Animas Mosquito Control District notified San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) that three mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus over the past two weeks.  The samples were collected from sites north of Durango in the Animas valley. The West Nile virus-positive samples are the first positive samples in the [...]

By |2019-08-13T11:00:02-06:00August 13th, 2019|Communicable Disease|Comments Off on Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus: San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) urges residents take preventive steps to avoid mosquito bites

Keep your family (including pets) safe this summer

Despite the long, chilly spring, warmer days will eventually make their way to our region. Outdoorsy locals will head out to partake in their favorite summer activities including biking, hiking, gardening, and river, lake, and other water fun. While the onset of warm weather motivates us to get outside, it also brings the risk [...]

By |2019-06-13T11:25:23-06:00June 13th, 2019|Communicable Disease|Comments Off on Keep your family (including pets) safe this summer