San Juan Basin Public Health reminds residents to take precautions to prevent rabies exposures


By Claire Ninde
Special to The SUN
During the 2017 summer season, San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) submitted and tested 11 bats for rabies, one of which was positive. SJBPH also tested seven skunks, three of which were positive. So far in 2018, 131 animals (130 skunks and one alpaca) from Colorado have tested positive for rabies. Of those, 44 rabid animals were known or strongly suspected of exposing 103 domestic pets, 55 livestock animals and 13 people. All 131 animals were located on the Front Range.

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