October 9, 2017

Public Health Emerging Issues Oct. 9

RABIES STILL LOOMING IN MESA COUNTY Two bats have tested positive for rabies within the last three weeks. Rabies is common in bats, skunks, raccoons and […]
October 4, 2017

MCPH urges residents to get a flu immunization as soon as possible

Two Mesa County residents have been hospitalized due to flu since August, giving way to an early 2017-18 flu season. It takes about two weeks for […]
September 27, 2017

Public Health Emerging Issues Sept. 27

GET READY FOR FLU SEASON WITH VACCINATION Flu season is just around the corner and last year, Mesa County had 168 hospitalizations due to the virus. […]
September 15, 2017

Public Health Emerging Issues Sept. 15

PROTECT AGAINST WEST NILE VIRUS AS SEASON CONTINUES A Mesa County horse tested positive for West Nile virus, serving as a reminder that the virus has […]
September 12, 2017

Disasters don’t plan ahead – you can

Multiple wildfires and tropical storms are happening throughout the nation. These emergencies serve as reminders that disasters don’t plan ahead, but we can. Taking time to […]
September 11, 2017

Air Watch Alert – open burn ban has been lifted

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) has lifted the Sept. 5 No Open Burning Air Watch Alert. Wildfire smoke from other parts of the country aren’t affecting […]
September 6, 2017

#BeThe1To at the Grand Junction Farmers Market

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Mesa County residents can show their support at the Grand Junction Farmers Market on Thursday, Sept. 7 from 5:30 […]
September 5, 2017

Air Watch Alert – No Open Burning

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) has issued a No Open Burning Air Watch Alert, including agricultural burns, for Tuesday, Sept. 5. Residents will be notified when […]
September 1, 2017

Fall Open Burn Season is underway through Oct. 31

Mesa County’s Fall Open Burn Season begins today, Sept. 1. Residents who wish to burn weeds, garden debris or other yard waste as part of their […]
August 22, 2017

Rabies identified in Mesa County bat

  A bat found in Mesa County tested positive for the rabies virus last week. This is the first animal to test positive for rabies in […]