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  • Phone: 970-328-8840

    Avon
    100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd. 107
    P.O. Box 3419
    Avon, CO  81620
    Phone: 970-328-9813

    Eagle
    551 Broadway
    P.O. Box 660
    Eagle, CO  81631
    Phone: 970-328-8840

    El Jebel
    0020 Eagle County Dr., Ste E
    El Jebel, CO  81623
    Phone: 970-328-9586

    Fax: 855-848-8829
    (all locations)

West Nile virus circulating in Colorado

Contact: Jennifer Ludwig Public Health Director at 970-328-8819 or jennifer.ludwig@eaglecounty.us.

June 20, 2014 – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is reporting that mosquitoes collected in Adams, Boulder, Delta, Mesa and Weld counties are carrying West Nile virus. The CDPHE expects more counties to find infected mosquitoes as the summer progresses. While West Nile has not been reported in Eagle County, residents are encouraged to take precautions against mosquito bites both while outside at home and when traveling.

To help prevent West Nile virus infection, follow the four D’s:

• DRAIN standing water around your house weekly. Don’t forget to drain water from tires, cans, flowerpots, clogged rain gutters, rain barrels, toys and puddles.
• DUSK and DAWN are when mosquitoes that carry the virus are most active. Limit outdoor activities or take precautions to prevent mosquito bites during these times.
• DEET is an effective ingredient to look for in insect repellents. Always follow label instructions carefully.
• DRESS in long sleeves and pants in areas where mosquitoes are active.

Last year, Colorado reported 322 cases of West Nile virus disease, including seven deaths. For more information, visit www.FightTheBiteColorado.com.