CCHD is hiring a Registered Sanitarian!

Do you have a bachelor’s degree in the natural or environmental sciences? Are you passionate about creating a healthy, safe environment for the public? Come live and work in beautiful and affordable Cascade County, Montana, as a registered sanitarian or sanitarian-in-training! This would be…

Rabies FAQ

Rabies Basics Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like raccoons,…

Spring Cleaning Critter Prevention

Hantavirus, Rabies and tick-borne illnesses are all diseases that see a rise in the springtime due to the increased movement of animals, people and interaction between the two. The good news is that these illnesses are preventable. CCHD encourages people to review the information…

Rabies Awareness Month

June is Rabies Awareness Month and the Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) is reminding residents to take precautions against rabies this spring. Bats become active with the onset of warmer weather. Increased bat activity also means an increased possibility of rabies exposure for people…

CCHD Reminds Residents to Avoid Bats

The Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) wants to remind people to exercise caution around wild animals, especially bats. “Bats are beneficial in many ways, including insect control, but are also known to be carriers of rabies in Montana,” says Alex Dachs, Environmental Health Sanitarian…

This Summer, Prevent Exposure to Rabies

Most of us are familiar with the idea that wild animals like bats and raccoons carry rabies, but did you know that, unless properly protected, our pets can be carriers too? Unless pets are vaccinated for rabies, they risk becoming infected and, in turn,…

CCHD Reminds Residents to Protect Themselves from Rabies

The Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) wants to remind residents that there are steps they can take to help prevent rabies. Rabies is a serious disease, and according to the CDC, approximately 55,000 people die from it worldwide each year. “There are steps that…

Protect Your Family and Pets from Rabies

Most of us are familiar with the idea that wild animals like bats and raccoons carry rabies, but did you know that, unless properly protected, our pets can be carriers too? Unless pets are vaccinated for rabies, they risk becoming infected and, in turn,…

CCHD Reminds Residents to Avoid Bats

The Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD) wants to remind people to exercise caution around wild animals, especially bats. “Bats are beneficial in many ways, including insect control, but are also known to be carriers of rabies in Montana,” says Alex Dachs, Environmental Health Sanitarian…

Two Bats Test Positive for Rabies in Great Falls

In the past week, two bats submitted from the city of Great Falls have tested positive for the Rabies virus at the Montana Department of Livestock Diagnostic Lab in Bozeman. Previously, 23 animals have tested positive for Rabies in Cascade County since 1983: 19…