The Colorado Health Emergency Line for Public Information (COHELP) is a public support service sponsored by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to keep you informed on current public health or bioterrorism issues.
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It's West Nile Virus season, more information available at www.fightthebitecolorado.com
- The best way to protect you and your family is to limit mosquito exposure.
- Limit outside activity around dawn and dusk when mosquitoes feed.
- Wear protective clothing such as lightweight long pants and long sleeve shirts when outside.
- Apply insect repellant to exposed skin when outside. Repellents with DEET are effective, but should be applied according to label directions.
- Make sure that doors and windows have tight- fitting screens. Repair or replace screens that have tears or holes in them.
- Drain and prevent formation of all standing water. Stock permanent ponds or fountains with fish that eat mosquito larvae.
- Change water in birdbaths or wading pools and empty flowerpot saucers of standing water at least once a week.
- Remove items that could collect water such as oldtires, buckets, empty cans, and food and beverage containers.
For links and information about the risks and resources available on Synthethic Marijuana (aka Spice or K2) click here.
To locate a flu or other vaccination in your area please call, or go to vaccine.healthmap.org.
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The COHELP toll free line is staffed by trained information providers who give information on public health, contagious diseases, and emergency preparedness.
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