If you are planning spend time outside this holiday weekend, make sure to take some bug spray with you.
Cases of West Nile Virus are on the rise this year. According to an article in yesterday’s Denver Post, 1,590 cases of the mosquito-borne disease have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 66 deaths so far this year.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s West Nile Virus website is packed with information. Click on “Resources for the Public” to find fact sheets and also information on mosquito control. Maps and data on current Colorado cases can be found in the “Data and Statistics” section.
The Department of Agriculture has information for concerned livestock owners, and an online guide for Colorado horse owners can be found in our digital repository. Additional publications can be found by searching “west nile” in our online library catalog.