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Posted on: July 7, 2023

Summer Animal-to-Human Diseases

Summer is the peak season for many animal-to-human diseases like rabies, West Nile virus, and plague.

It is important to take preventative measures to avoid wild animal interactions and insect bites during the summer months in Colorado. Some diseases, like rabies, are transferred from animals through bites. Other diseases, like West Nile virus or plague, are transmitted through the bites of certain insects. Learn more about how to prevent and seek treatment for rabies, West Nile virus, plague, and other animal-to-human diseases at

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