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Jul 18

West Nile virus Disease Facts and Prevention Measures

Posted on July 18, 2019 at 12:57 PM by Erika Story

Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County Public Health is encouraging the public to take precautions to prevent West Nile virus during active mosquito months. In 2018, there were 96 human cases of West Nile virus in Colorado, eight of those cases were from Montrose County. Currently, there are no confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Montrose County in 2019.

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May 09

May is Women's Heart and Stroke Month

Posted on May 9, 2019 at 3:22 PM by Erika Story

Heart attacks and strokes were once viewed as diseases that primarily impacted the lives of men. But we know that women suffer, too—often in higher numbers. Women also have unique risk factors for these cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and often present distinct signs and symptoms during heart attacks That’s why the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) is shining a light on CVD and women this May by promoting messages and resources to help women “Know. Talk. Act.” to prevent disease and stay healthy at every age.

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May 09

Hantavirus

Posted on May 9, 2019 at 11:20 AM by Erika Story

It's spring cleanup time, so it's great time to learn about the risks of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome and how to keep your family safe. 
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