Local health officials say the outbreak is the worst in 20 years. Boulder County has issued a health warning after recording 61 confirmed cases of whooping cough.
Citing winds, high temperatures, and the lack of moisture, the Boulder County Sheriff’s office has ordered a fire ban for unincorporated parts of the county.
With a record hot and dry August coming to a close, Boulder County officials are concerned about potential wildfire danger going into this Labor Day weekend.
The City of Boulder announced on Tuesday that they, too, have resident mosquitoes harboring West Nile Virus. The positive test comes about a month after the first cases in Colorado.
Health officials are reminding Coloradans to protect themselves from West Nile virus-carrying mosquitoes this summer.