November 21, 2017

Turkey talk – staying food-safe this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is this Thursday, Nov. 23, and many Mesa County families will be preparing more food than usual, leaving more questions than answers for some. Mesa […]
November 14, 2017

Holiday meal tips – wash your hands, not the turkey!

Cooking a holiday meal can be a joyful yet stressful time. For many, it’s the largest meal they’ve cooked all year. With the added distraction of […]
November 14, 2017

Create your own quit plan to find success

The Great American Smokeout is Nov. 16 and residents who are ready to quit tobacco should put a quit plan together to help them be successful […]
October 31, 2017

Fall Open Burn Season ends today

Fall Open Burn Season ends two hours before dusk on Tuesday, Oct. 31. In order to avoid fines, residents must use alternative options instead of burning. […]
October 30, 2017

Public Health Emerging Issues Oct. 30

PREVENT CANCER WITH HPV VACCINE HPV vaccination is the best way to prevent many types of cancer. The HPV vaccine series is recommended for kids who […]
October 27, 2017

MCPH celebrates 2017 partners in food safety

Mesa County Public Health welcomed 10 new partners to the Partnership for Food Safety Program during a celebration on Oct. 24. The new partners joined the […]
October 10, 2017

Unpasteurized cider can put you at risk for foodborne illness

The sight of falling leaves and the feel of crisp autumn air brings on the craving for apple cider and pumpkin-flavored food. While enjoying these treats […]
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. […]