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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Jeffco Sees First Rabies Case of 2020


Jefferson County, Colo. – A bat found on May 20, 2020 in Littleton near the intersection of C-470 and South Platte Canyon Road just north of Chatfield State Park has tested positive for rabies. This is the first rabid animal to be found in Jeffe...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Public Health Reminds Residents and Visitors to Take Steps to Prevent Animal-Borne Disease

a photo of a desert cottontail

Summer is almost here and wildlife is out and about. With the warmer temperatures and sunshine, people are likely to be spending more time outside and may even spot some wildlife. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) reminds residents to be aware of anim...

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Posted on: July 12, 2020

Squirrel with Plague Found in Jefferson County


Jefferson County, Colo. — On Saturday, July 11, 2020, a squirrel found in the Town of Morrison tested positive for bubonic plague. The squirrel is the first case of plague in the county this year. Plague is an infectious disease caused by the ba...

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