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Public Health Director Finalists

The finalists for the Public Health Director (in no particular order) are: William S. Paul, MD, MPH from Nashville Tennessee, Eric K. France, MD, from Denver Colorado, and Thomas Gonzales, MPH, REHS, from Colorado Springs

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08/21/2018

Salmonella Outbreak in Larimer County

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella illness at La Luz Mexican Restaurant in Old Town Fort Collins. As of August 21, there are six confirmed cases with additional cases pending investigation and testing. Some of the confirmed cases have been hospitalized.

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08/8/2018

First Human West Nile Virus Case in Larimer County

This week the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment confirmed the first case of West Nile fever in a Larimer County resident in 2018. A second potential case is under investigation. Human case reports usually peak in August and September. 

Mosquito numbers are abundant in many areas of the County. It is a good time to remind people to protect themselves from West Nile virus by taking steps to avoid being bitten. That can easily be done by using an effective repellent or staying indoors when mosquitoes are biting. 

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07/11/2018

Human Tularemia Case Confirmed in Larimer County

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment has confirmed the first human case of tularemia in a county resident in 2018. This patient developed swollen lymph nodes, and may have been exposed while gardening at home. Soil can be contaminated by tularemia-causing bacteria from the droppings or urine of sick animals, most often rabbits. 

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