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Rabies is a virus that affects the brain of mammals and is usually fatal once symptoms occur. The virus is found in the saliva, brain, and spinal fluid of infected animals and is most often spread when an infected animal bites another animal or person.

Protect yourself by avoiding touching animals in public, especially those displaying strange behavior. Protect your pets and other animals by having them vaccinated.

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Become a Clean Air Cadet

Ground level ozone pollution is bad stuff! It makes people sick, hurts our eyes, and is unhealthy for kids and grown ups with asthma. Lots of things cause ozone pollution, like cards, trucks, paint, and factories.

Do you know any junior scientists? We have an activity book that helps teach children about clean air in Colorado. It’s perfect for Air Quality Awareness Week!

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Public Health Data and Resources

2023 Pueblo County Zoonotic Data

In 2023, the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment received a total of 116 calls to the zoonotic department. Most calls were of pets and humans exposed to wildlife. Of the 116 calls, 35 animals were tested for rabies. The animals included 28 bats, 3 raccoons, 3 skunks, and 1 feral cat.

In total, only two bats tested positive for rabies in Pueblo County in 2023.

Data on 2023 Zoonotic Statistics for Pueblo County showing 116 zoonosis calls, 35 animals tested for rabies, 2 rabid bats

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

Pueblo County COVID-19 Data