El Paso County Public Health will be closed at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 for the holidays. We will reopen Friday, December 26, 2014.
Ebola is a form of hemorrhagic fever that is contracted through contact with blood or bodily fluids of an infected individual or animal. El Paso County Public Health continues to monitor the situation in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Call CO Help at 1-877-462-2911 with questions about Ebola.
Non-polio enteroviruses are very common and can infect anyone. But infants, children, and teenagers are more likely to get infected and become sick. That's because they do not yet have immunity (protection) from previous exposures to the viruses. Read these tips to help prevent the spread of infection.
Each year domestic animals are exposed to rabies through interactions with wild animals in El Paso County. We know wild animals and unvaccinated pets have the potential to spread rabies to people. This is why we are asking the public to stay informed and take rabies prevention actions.
A rabid bat was identified in El Paso County in southwest Colorado Springs. For more information click here.
About El Paso County Public Health
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Our mission is to promote and protect public health and environmental quality in the community through people, prevention and partnerships. El Paso County Public Health is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and serves the estimated 622,263 residents of El Paso County and visitors. El Paso County includes the cities and towns of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Calhan, Fountain, Green Mountain Falls, Monument, Palmer Lake and Ramah. The median age of El Paso County residents, according to the 2010 Census Bureau, was 34. Seventy-two percent of residents are white, 15 percent are Hispanic, 5.8 percent are black, and 7.3 percent are other race and ethnicities.