Media Coverage

West Nile Virus Detected in El Paso County

October 4, 2013 from The Gazette

A man has contracted the West Nile virus in El Paso County, health officials announced Wednesday, marking the county's first confirmed case this year.

El Paso County Public Health Agency Honored

August 28, 2013 from The Gazette

El Paso County Public Health has earned a rare honor among health departments across the country.

El Paso Public Health Earns Sought-After Accreditation

August 27, 2013 from The Colorado Springs Business Journal

El Paso County Public Health has become the first public health agency in Colorado to earn national accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board

Health Department Offering Free Tetanus Shots to Manitou Residents on Tuesday

August 12, 2013 from The Gazette

El Paso County Public Health will provide free tetanus vaccinations Tuesday for Manitou Springs residents who are working on flood cleanup and debris removal.

Rabid Fox Bites Man in Southwest Colorado Springs

August 11, 2013 from The Gazette

A southwest Colorado Springs man was attacked by a rabid fox on Aug. 3 while trying to protect his dog, El Paso County Public Health reported Friday.

Rabid Fox a Good Reminder

August 8, 2013 from Cheyenne Edition

A Colorado Springs man is recovering after being attacked by a rabid fox on August 3, 2013 on Broadlake View Road in southwest Colorado Springs, near the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Road-killed Fox is First Rabid Animal Found West of I-25

August 1, 2013 from The Gazette

When a rabid fox was found hit by a car on July 20, it marked the first time El Paso County Health has documented a land animal with rabies found west of Interstate 25

County Expecting Grants to Prepare for Disasters

July 23, 2013 from The Gazette

El Paso County Public Health officials expect to receive nearly a half-million dollars in grants over the next year to prepare for disasters that could hit the Pikes Peak region.

Mud Debris Removal in Burn Areas

July 17, 2013 from KRDO (ABC) News Channel 13

West Nile Virus

July 17, 2013 from KRDO (ABC) News Channel 13

Tips to protect yourself from West Nile Virus

Repairing fire-damaged wells a big job in Black Forest

July 17, 2013 from The Gazette

Repairing water wells across the Black Forest fire burn area has become one of El Paso County Public Health's main concerns after the blaze left wells exposed to the elements and left some returning residents without a water source.

County finds some Black Forest wells damaged

July 4, 2013 from The Gazette

Damaged aquifers in the Black Forest burn zone are susceptible to contamination, county officials said this week. El Paso County Public Health staff began surveying water wells in Black Forest Tuesday afternoon and set out again at 9 a.m. Wednesday, said Tom Gonzales, director of the Environmental Health Division at El Paso County Public Health.

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