Environmental Diseases from Animals (Zoonoses)

Unfortunately, there are diseases you can catch from animals. Encephalitis, plague, hantavirus, rabies, tularemia, and other tick borne diseases continue to be public health threats in Western Colorado.

The Zoonosis Control Program provides assistance to individuals, animal control agencies, and veterinarians with regard to these diseases:


You may also be interested in learning more about these important topics:
• Roundworms and Pets (Iowa Department of Public Health)
• Common Questions about Zoonoses (Iowa Department of Public Health)
• A Guide To Healthy Animal Experiences with Young Children (Iowa Department of Public Health)