County Health Nurse
Important county Health info:
Explosion in Small Animal Populations Pose a High Risk in Garfield County
Small non-domestic animals such as mice, rats, various ground squirrels, rabbits, and skunk are currently showing an increase in population. Due to larger numbers of these animals there is also an increase in the diseases that these animals carry. People in contact with these animals are at high risk for catching diseases from either the animals or the parasites that live on them. These diseases may include Rabies, Tularemia (Rabbit fever), and the Plague.
The Garfield County Board of Health is asking that people use precautions when handling animals or do not handle them at all. It is strongly encouraged that all pets such as cats and dogs be treated with flea and tick prevention.
For further information on diseases carried by rodents and small animals, go to the links listed below.
Tularemia (Rabbit fever): http://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/tularemia/facts.asp ; http://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/tularemia/faq.asp
Take care, and have a safe autumn and hunting season this year,
--Garfield County Board of Public Health
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Sherlie Hains-Hafla, County Health Nurse
Phone: (406) 557-2050
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9am-5pm
Garfield County Courthouse Building
332 Leavitt Ave
Jordan, MT 59337