El Paso County Public Health will be closed on Monday, February 20 for Presidents Day.

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February 16, 2017

El Paso County Public Health has confirmed that a rat breeding facility in El Paso County is linked to a multistate outbreak of Seoul virus. There are two confirmed human cases in El Paso County.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently identified pet rats as the source of the outbreak of Seoul virus that includes 15 states. According to CDC, the infected rodents have been distributed or received in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin.