Weld County Health Department

1:21pm

Wed December 11, 2013
Personal Belief Exemption

Colorado's Personal Belief Exemption Target Of New Report

States, including Colorado with personal belief exemptions. The report explored whether this option should have more restrictions in Colorado
Credit The Keystone Center / Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

The Colorado Department of Health released a report with recommendations seeking to restrict the ways parents can opt out of immunizing their children against childhood diseases such as whooping cough and measles.

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10:10am

Wed December 19, 2012
Health

Whooping Cough Cases in Colorado Now at 64-Year High

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District Creative Commons/Flickr

Colorado is experiencing its worst season for whooping cough in more than six decades.  Statewide 1,407 cases have been reported as of Dec. 8 - a number not seen since 1948.

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2:00pm

Thu July 5, 2012

4:37pm

Tue June 19, 2012
Health

Like Fire Season, West Nile Virus Season Also Starts Early

Culex mosquito
John Tann Flickr – Creative Commons

West Nile Virus has been found in trapped Culex mosquitoes in Delta, Larimer, and Weld counties.

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4:23pm

Thu July 21, 2011
West Nile Virus

The Costs of Mosquito Control

Jessica Schurich collects mosquito samples near Boyd Lake in Loveland.
Melanie DeVries

Across many parts of Colorado, recent rains and flooding have left behind ample breeding grounds for mosquitoes, and health concerns are growing after Boulder County officials reported the first human case of West Nile virus this week. Many cities and counties are trying to strike a balance between protecting the public and their bottom line.

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