May 19, 2014
Public Health Confirms Hantavirus Associated Death
The laboratory at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has confirmed a recently deceased resident of Saguache County was exposed to Hantavirus. Exposure is thought to have occurred in Rio Grande County.
If you live or work in areas where mice have been, please be aware of Hantavirus symptoms and take appropriate precautions when cleaning.
See our Hantavirus webpage for more information on symptoms & cleaning: http://www.riograndecounty.org/health-topics/69-hantavirus
Who We Are
Prevention, people and partnerships sum up the work of local public health programs. The main purpose of public health is to make sure all of us have the opportunity to be healthy in mind, body and spirit. Most public health work is population-based, meaning it focuses on improving the health of the entire community rather than addressing individual health care needs.
The mission of Rio Grande County Public Health Agency is to protect and improve the health of the people of Rio Grande County, Colorado.