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County Offices, Courts, and the Landfill will all be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 for the Memorial Day Holiday. Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.

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Communicable Disease Control

To provide early identification, prevention and control of contagious diseases through monitoring illnesses spread by people, food, water, animals, and insects. This is accomplished through immunizations; outbreak investigation; community and patient education; screening, and in certain cases, treatment of communicable diseases; and disease surveillance.

Program Information

Outbreak Control
To provide rapid and effective response to identified communicable disease outbreaks using a multi-disciplinary team of public health professionals.

Tuberculosis Program
To prevent the spread of TB in the community through identification and treatment of active cases and preventive treatment of those with latent infection.

To protect Larimer County residents from vaccine-preventable diseases, and prevent their spread from person-to-person.

Animal and Insect-borne Disease Monitoring
To control the spread of illnesses transmitted by animals and insects through disease surveillance, outbreak investigation, community education, maintaining rabies vaccination records, and other control measures.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Program
To prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases through screening, diagnosis, treatment (when possible), education about preventing infections.

Preventing the Spread of Influenza in School Settings

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