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10/30/2018

Tom Gonzales Named New Public Health Director for Larimer County

Larimer County’s new Public Health Director Tom Gonzales will begin work December 3, 2018. Gonzales has 22 years of experience working in local public health and previously served as Deputy Public Health Director for El Paso County Public Health. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health from Colorado State University and a Master in Public Health from the University of Northern Colorado. He also is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist.

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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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