Castle Pines North Metro District BOIL ADVISORY LIFTED, Following the completion of water quality testing CDPHE has rescinded the boil water advisory. Learn more.



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Disease Surveillance

The Douglas County Health Department conducts disease surveillance to control the spread of communicable (contagious) disease. These diseases can be spread in a variety of ways: person to person, contact with animals, or eating contaminated food and water. This includes serious diseases such as E. coli, Salmonella, and rabies.

Illnesses are reported directly to the Douglas County Health Department and discovered through investigations. Communicable disease staff conduct interviews and investigations to learn about disease transmission and prevent further illness in Douglas County.

The Douglas County Health Department now has a single online form for you to report animal encounters, illnesses, and outbreaks. Not sure if you need to report something? Let us know if you experience any of the following:

  • An illness that must be reported according to state statute
  • A possible outbreak (2 or more sick individuals from different households)
  • A bite or scratch by a wild or domestic animal (human victim)
  • A domestic pet that was bitten or scratched by a wild animal
Report an Illness, Outbreak, or Animal Encounter

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