Dream Lake iced over - RMNP
closure

County Offices and Courts will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of the President's Day Holiday. The Landfill will be open. Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.

 

Outbreak Control

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

Services Provided:

  • Isolation of patients and immunization (when possible) of contacts of vaccine-preventable diseases.
  • Day Care and Institutional investigations of illnesses spread by fecal-oral transmission (Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Giardia, Hepatitis A, etc.), parent/staff education, and implementation of sanitary measures.
  • Hepatitis A case investigations and provision of immune globulin to prevent further cases.
  • Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C consultation and referral (direct testing is not provided by the Health Department)
  • Investigation of food borne outbreaks from commercial food establishments and other types of institutional outbreaks
  • Provision of preventive antibiotics to close contacts in cases of Meningococcal or Haemophilus Type B (Hib) Meningitis
  • Posting of warning signs in areas of prairie-dog and other animal die-offs due to plague.
  • Press releases to inform public of preventable disease outbreaks in the community.
  • Quarantine through the Humane Society of dogs and cats involved in animal bites if pet is unvaccinated.

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Background Image: Dream Lake frozen over in Rocky Mountain National Park by Bryce Bradford. All rights reserved.