Media Coverage

First rabid bat found in El Paso County

July 7, 2015 from KRDO News Channel 13 at 10p.m.

Interview conducted by Shannon Rowe, MPH, Communicable Disease Program Manager

El Paso County teens fire back at tobacco industry's targeting of youth

July 4, 2015 from The Gazette

Gazette reporter explores the work of tobacco education youth groups around Colorado Springs.

Dog, rabbit infected with tularemia in El Paso County

July 1, 2015 from The Gazette

A dog was infected and at least one rabbit died recently in Yoder of tularemia - a bacterial infection known as "rabbit fever" that has spiked in recent years across Colorado.

Wild rabbit dies of tularemia in El Paso County

June 30, 2015 from Fox 21 News Online

A wild rabbit in Yoder died of tularemia, or “rabbit fever,” according to El Paso County Public Health. This is the first confirmed case of tularemia in the county this year.

Tularemia cases on the rise, rabbit with infection dies in El Paso County

June 30, 2015 from KOAA Channel 5 News Online

It was confirmed on June 29 that the rabbit died because infection. The county is asking residents to take caution around wild animals.

Tularemia Confirmed in Eastern El Paso County

June 30, 2015 from KKTV 11 News Online

El Paso County Public Health confirmed Tuesday that a wild rabbit in Yoder died of Tularemia, also known as rabbit fever.

Plague confirmed in mule deer in Colorado Springs

June 27, 2015 from The Gazette

A case of plague in a mule deer in west Colorado Springs has been confirmed by El Paso County Public Health. By Kassondra Cloos. Interview provided by Tom Gonzales, M.P.H., Deputy Director.

The Country Life: Where there's a well, there's a way to get water - hopefully

June 15, 2015 from The Gazette

By Bill Radford. Information provided by Public Health Information Officer, from Environmental Health Division.

What does record rain, more mosquitoes in Colorado Springs mean for spread of West Nile virus?

June 9, 2015 from The Gazette

Interview provided by Lee Griffen, Program Manager, Environmental Health Division.

Tobacco Targets Youth Campaign Kicks Off Today at Centennial Hall

April 23, 2015 from KRDO (ABC) Channel 13 News at 5 AM

El Paso County Public Health is kicking off a new campaign today with a free community event. The event will explore the problem of youth tobacco use, access, and how the tobacco industry targets youth.

How The Tobacco Industry Targets Youth

April 23, 2015 from KKTV (CBS) 11 News at 10 PM

Internationally known, nationally acclaimed public speaker, and former Big Tobacco manager, La Tanisha C. Wright is addressing the problem of youth tobacco use and access in Colorado Springs.

Tobacco Targets Youth: Event Coverage

April 23, 2015 from KOAA (NBC) News 5 at 10PM

The Surgeon General says 90 percent of adult smokers started tobacco use as teenagers. A panel of experts shared information with the ultimate goal of protecting youth in Colorado Springs.

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