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

Prevent Animal-borne (Zoonotic) Diseases

As the weather warms, 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 [...]

By |2019-05-01T15:49:58-06:00May 1st, 2019|Communicable Disease|Comments Off on Prevent Animal-borne (Zoonotic) Diseases

Spread Joy, Not Germs This Holiday Season

The holidays are typically a time for being with family members and for sharing. Sometimes, though, this results in unhealthy sharing of communicable diseases like the flu. Communicable diseases are those that are infectious and that can be passed from person to person. San Juan Basin Public Health’s  (SJBPH) Communicable Disease Program works to keep [...]

By |2018-12-19T14:32:08-06:00December 19th, 2018|Communicable Disease|Comments Off on Spread Joy, Not Germs This Holiday Season

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

San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) reports that two bats have tested positive for rabies over the past month in La Plata County. 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 [...]

By |2018-08-13T10:17:45-06:00August 13th, 2018|Communicable Disease, Public Service Announcements, Vaccinations|Comments Off on San Juan Basin Public Health Reminds Residents to Take Precautions to Prevent Rabies Exposures

April is STD Awareness Month

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are at an all-time high. San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) encourages anyone who is sexually active to take control of their sexual health by getting and staying informed. The Sexual Health Clinic at SJBPH provides confidential STD counseling and testing for HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HPV, herpes, and [...]

By |2018-04-18T08:47:12-06:00April 18th, 2018|Communicable Disease, Sexual Health Clinic, Vaccinations|Comments Off on April is STD Awareness Month
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