Colorado Parks and Wildlife has confirmed cases of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (commonly called bird flu) in dead geese in Jefferson County. CPW and the City of Lakewood are continuing to investigate cases of dead birds in Belmar and Cottonwood Parks. The city has posted signs in the parks alerting community members not to touch sick or deceased geese and to call 303-980-7300 for an animal control officer or park ranger if they find dead wildlife. Scientists believe that the risk to people is low as these types of flu viruses spread among wild birds and poultry, but the viruses do not normally infect humans or spread from person to person, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Human infections are rare and happen in people with prolonged, unprotected close contact with infected birds or contaminated environments.
For more information:
Information on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
Colorado Reportable Diseases Info: Avian Influenza
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10461 W. Evans Ave, Lakewood, CO 80232 View Map
10461 W. Evans Ave ,
Lakewood, CO 80232