Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

3:55pm

Wed August 13, 2014
Environment

Larimer County To Spray For Mosquitoes In Southeast Fort Collins

Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Insecticide spraying for West Nile infected mosquitoes will begin Friday, August 15 in the highest risk portion of Larimer County, an area that overlaps with part of southeast Fort Collins.

It will be the county spraying, not the city of Fort Collins.

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5:00am

Mon July 28, 2014
Health

Emerging Virus Chikungunya Under Scrutiny By Fort Collins CDC Lab

A CDC scientist examines mosquitoes using a stereoscopic microscope to identify the species while working in a BSL-3 lab in Fort Collins, Colorado
Centers for Disease Control Division of Vector Borne Diseases

While most Americans probably haven't heard of Chikungunya, Ann Powers, a research microbiologist at the Centers for Disease Control, has been studying the virus for 15 years.

The mosquito-carried virus made the news recently when the first locally-transmitted case of it appeared in Florida, July 17. Now, the public and medical researchers are wondering if it may spread further into the United States, and how serious it might be.

The research that Powers does at the CDC's Division of Vector Borne Diseases in Fort Collins may help answer some of those questions.

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3:10pm

Mon July 7, 2014
Health

After Positive Fort Collins Test, What To Know About Tularemia

Wild rabbits are known carriers of tularemia, which was recently found in a dead one in Fort Collins.
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A wild rabbit in Fort Collins recently tested positive for a disease called tularemia, a very infectious disease that can sicken humans as well as animals, the Larimer County Health Department reported.

So how worried should you be?

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9:08am

Wed April 9, 2014
Health

Report: Foodborne Illnesses More Likely To Come From Restaurants

Foodborne illnesses attributed to restaurants dwarfed the number of illnesses tied to in-home meals in a new report.
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You’re much more likely to get a foodborne illness eating at a restaurant than in your own home, according to a new report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a Washington D.C.-based think tank.

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12:44pm

Mon April 7, 2014
The Salt

Disease Detectives Are Solving Fewer Foodborne Illness Cases

Originally published on Mon April 7, 2014 2:44 pm

The CDC is using DNA sequencing technology to get to the bottom of a listeria outbreak linked to cheese produced at a Delaware factory.
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Recall, if you will, some of the biggest foodborne illness outbreaks of the past decade. There was the nasty outbreak of listeria from cantaloupe in 2011 that killed 33 people.

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