Steamboat briefs: Caregiver support group begins six-week series
The information and support group for those caring for someone with dementia will begin a six-week series at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Rollingstone Respite House. The group is free. Call 970-879-8942 for more information.
Local student named to Honors College at TSU
Claire Cox, daughter of Bill and Kathy Cox of Steamboat Springs, has been named to the Honors College at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Cox has also been recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a national leadership and honors organization. A 2014 graduate of Colorado Virtual Academy, Cox is majoring in forensic science and anthropology and minoring in computer science and music at TSU.
VNA advises precautions when dealing with bats
Some bats have tested positive for rabies in Northwest Colorado. Follow these precautions to avoid exposure to potentially infected bats or other wild animals:
■ Never touch a wild bat or any other wild animal.
■ Teach children who find a bat to leave it alone and tell an adult.
■ Keep doors and windows covered with intact screens. Do not leave screenless doors or windows open in the evening.
■ If bats are observed inside the home, call a professional trapper with experience removing bats from homes.
■ Keep pets up to date on rabies vaccines..
■ If exposure to a bat occurs, safely collect the animal if possible (do not use your hands, even if you are wearing gloves) and contact the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association at 970-824-8233.
■ If you are bitten by a bat or wake to find a bat in your room, contact your medical provider and the Visiting Nurse Association (the public health agency for Routt County).
For more information about rabies, visit cdc.gov/rabies.
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