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Communicable Disease

Communicable diseases are those that are transmitted person-to-person, animal-to-person, or vector-to-person. Examples of such diseases are Rabies, Plague, Salmonella, E. Coli, Influenza, West Nile Virus, etc. The state health department provides guidance on requirements for investigating and preventing the transmission of these diseases and we follow that guidance to protect our community from the spread of those diseases. In some cases, such as Hantavirus, we conduct Environmental Health investigations to determine where and how the disease was transmitted and take steps for prevent further transmission.

For more information on disease control in Colorado, please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Page.

For communicable disease issues in Fremont County, please contact Sarah Miller at (719) 276-7456.