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Health Department changing response to COVID-19 cases

The Montezuma County Public Health Department is moving into the next phase of COVID-19 response by transitioning away from contacting residents who have tested positive. Individual case interviews are no longer necessary to understand disease transmission or risk factors. As of July 1, the Health Department has begun focusing efforts on managing COVID-19 outbreaks in […]

Montezuma and Dolores Counties Celebrate Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library 200 Millionth Book Milestone

Montezuma and Dolores Counties Celebrate Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library 200 Millionth Book Milestone   Dolly’s gifting a special bookmark to seven children in her Imagination Library program as part of  “200 Million Reasons to Celebrate” Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is turning over a new chapter – celebrating 200 million books gifted globally since inception in […]

Alert: Bat tests positive for Rabies in Montezuma County

Bat tests positive for Rabies in Montezuma County   A bat found in Montezuma County area last week tested positive for rabies. Rabies is regularly found in Colorado wildlife, especially skunks and bats. Interaction between humans and wild animals, particularly bats, skunks, foxes, and raccoons, increases the risk of rabies exposure to pets and people. […]

West Nile Virus detected in Colorado Mosquitoes

https://montezumacounty.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/Avoid-West-Nile-Virus.mp4 West Nile Virus Detected in Colorado Mosquitoes West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquitoes in Colorado for the first time this season in Boulder, Delta, Larimer, and Weld counties. West Nile virus is most commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected Culex mosquito.   Prevention: The best way to […]

Press Release: Human Case of Plague in Montezuma County

Montezuma County Public Health has identified a human case of plague in a Montezuma County resident. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Montezuma County Public Health Department (MCPHD) continue to investigate the case and will provide additional information as it becomes available. Plague is caused by bacteria that can be transmitted […]

Take precautions to prevent the spread of animal-borne diseases this spring

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Take precautions to prevent the spread of animal-borne diseases this spring Warmer months are approaching, and that means more time outdoors. Montezuma County Health Department (MCHD) reminds the community that this increases the risk of contracting certain animal-borne diseases that are more common during warm weather months since humans and animals are frequently in close […]

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI): Information

WHAT TO EXPECT IF YOU SUSPECT Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is a serious poultry disease that spreads very quickly. With this threat, it’s more important than ever for you to keep strict biosecurity measures at your poultry operations and watch your birds closely for any signs of the disease. We need you to quickly […]

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI): HPAI Biosecurity Measures

TIPS FOR FLOCK OWNERS TO Protect Your Birds from HPAI Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) is a highly contagious and fatal foreign animal disease in domestic poultry. Wild birds serve as a reservoir for influenza viruses and can spread these viruses to poultry. No cases have been detected in Colorado, but flock owners should prepare […]