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Weld County Health Department News Releases

Bat
Bat found near entryway to dog show tests positive for rabies
08/19/2019
Laboratory testing confirmed a bat found at the entrance to a dog show at Island Grove Events Center had rabies.
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Prairie dog colony
Plague confirmed in southwest Weld County prairie dog colony
08/15/2019
Plague can spread through rodent and rabbit populations in a localized area, often resulting in mass animal “die-offs,” as was the case earlier this week at a prairie dog colony in rural southwest Weld County.
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August is National Breastfeeding Month
08/06/2019
Recognition draws attention to the importance of supporting nursing mothers in worksite and child care settings.
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Send your kids back to school with their vaccines up to date
08/06/2019
When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk of disease and can spread diseases to others in their classrooms.
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Culex mosquito
West Nile Virus identified in Weld County Culex mosquitoes
08/02/2019
Mosquitoes in the Greeley/Evans area test positive for West Nile Virus.
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Bat
Bat found along Greeley's July Fourth parade route tests positive for rabies
07/10/2019
A bat found crawling in the grass along Greeley's July Fourth parade route has tested positive for rabies.
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Mosquito on leaf
Favorable conditions for West Nile Virus mosquito season
07/02/2019
There are no reported human cases of WNV infection so far this year.
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Men's Health Month
June is Men's Health Month
06/03/2019
Men can take a more active role in their health by utilizing preventive services and developing healthy habits.
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Baby foxes
Protect wild animals by leaving them alone
04/26/2019
The best chance a wild animal baby has for survival is to be raised by its own parent in its natural habitat
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Skunk
Skunk tests positive for rabies near Windsor
04/08/2019
Weld County's first case of rabies for 2019 was confirmed in a skunk near Windsor
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Treat Me Right
April is STD Awareness Month
03/26/2019
April is STD Awareness Month, a time to learn about what STDs are and how to prevent and treat them.
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Colorectal Cancer Free Seminar
Screening a vital tool for preventing colorectal cancer
03/06/2019
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and health professionals are encouraging people 50 years and older to get screened.
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Heart Health
February marks Heart Health Month
01/31/2019
February brings awareness about a silent killer -- heart disease
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