First Rabid Skunk in Larimer County in 2018


First Rabid Skunk in Larimer County in 2018

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment has confirmed the first positive rabid animal in Larimer County of 2018, a skunk. This skunk was found in a neighborhood on the southeast side of Fort Collins near Portner Reservoir, and is the first rabid skunk identified in Fort Collins in the past five years. 

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Flu Activity High in Larimer County

Flu activity is high among Larimer County residents, with 147 hospitalized flu cases so far this year; of those cases, about two-thirds were age 65 or older. Eighteen long-term care facilities have also reported outbreaks in Larimer County. So far this season the predominant type of influenza is A(H3N2), which is likely to be more severe in adults 65 and older. Other people at risk for complications include pregnant women (and up to 2 weeks after giving birth), children under age 5 (especially under age 2), and those with chronic medical conditions.

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Tobacco Industry Ads Finally Tell the Truth about Its Deadly Products

More than 45 years after tobacco ads stopped appearing on American television, the biggest U.S. tobacco companies are returning to the airwaves with a message they never wanted to share.

The major U.S. tobacco companies are being required to run ads in newspapers and on national TV telling the American people the truth about the devastating health consequences of smoking and secondhand smoke.

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