Protect yourself from mosquito bites. Remember the four Ds. Deet, Dress, Dusk/Dawn, and Drain

Mosquitoes become infected with West Nile Virus after biting an infected animal, usually birds. To protect yourself from West Nile, always remember the 4 Ds.

Wear insect repellant with deet, dress appropriately when outside around mosquitoes, take extra precaution around dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active, and drain standing water to reduce the mosquito population.

More West Nile Info
A man grilling.

Each year 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from a foodborne illness. Foodborne illnesses may be caused by improperly cooking, preparing, handling, storing and transporting perishable and non-perishable food items.

Remember to wash your hands and surfaces often when cooking. Separate food and ingredients to avoid cross-contamination and cook them to an appropriate temperature.

Food Safety Tips

Public Health Data and Resources

2023 Pueblo County West Nile Virus Data

West Nile virus (WNV) is the number one cause of mosquito-borne disease in the United States. Cases of WNV occur during mosquito season, which is in the spring and continues through fall.

To detect WNV infected mosquitoes in Pueblo County, samples of mosquitoes are collected from eighteen sites in Pueblo County for testing starting the first week of June. For more information on WNV in Colorado, visit Colorado Department of Health and Environment West Nile virus data

A graph showing the number of West Nile virus cases in Pueblo county from 2003 to 2023. Note: Only 2011, 2018, 2020, and 2022 had 0 cases. Years with case counts less than 5 have been suppressed to protect the identity of patients.

For COVID-19 data, information, and resources, visit the link below.

Pueblo County COVID-19 Data