Zoonotic Disease Information & Seasonal Updates

Rabies

Rabies has been found in bats, skunks, and a few other species in Weld County.  People and pets that have contact or suspected contact with a rabid animal should be assessed for risk of rabies and possible treatment.  

2022 Animal Rabies Cases

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West Nile Virus

Mosquitoes are trapped in three zones in Weld County during the West Nile Virus (WNV) season (approximately June - September). See a map of these Sentinel Zones(PDF, 3MB).

 Prevention practices are recommended!

  • Use insect repellant.
  • Wear long sleeves and pants to reduce mosquito bites.
  • Drain standing water near your home to prevent mosquito breeding.
  • Use screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out of your home.

Plague

No cases of plague were reported or diagnosed in Weld County for 2022.

Prevention:  Avoid contact with sick wildlife, protect yourself and your pets from fleas and ticks, and keep pets current on a veterinarian-approved flea and tick treatment.

Tularemia

No cases of Tularemia were reported or diagnosed in Weld County for 2022.

Prevention:  Use insect repellent, wear gloves when handling sick or dead animals, and avoid mowing over dead animals.

Hantavirus

No cases of Hantavirus were reported or diagnosed in Weld County for 2022.

Prevention:  Avoid exposure to mouse droppings and mouse-infested areas.