June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017 Public Health Emerging Issues

  TAKE PRECAUTIONS WHEN TENDING TO BACKYARD FLOCKS TO AVOID GETTING SICK The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 372 people have been infected […]
May 31, 2017

Mobile food trucks in the Grand Valley partner for food safety

Mobile food trucks are growing in popularity offering innovative food all over Mesa County. Colorado Q and Michael Angelo’s Wood Fired Pizza, two local food trucks, […]
May 30, 2017

Make your voice heard!

Community leaders are asking residents to complete a 10-minute online survey to measure social connectedness in the Grand Valley. Survey responses will show the extent of […]
May 24, 2017

Emerging Issues May 24, 2017

  PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF “STOMACH FLU” Multiple Western Slope schools were affected by viral gastroenteritis, more commonly known as the “stomach flu” last week. Preventive […]
May 18, 2017

Protect your pets, your home and your family against rabies

Reported animal bites in Mesa County are up seven percent compared to this time last year, which was a record year with 432 total reported bites. […]
May 17, 2017

Cooking shows vs. food safety

Cooking shows can be a great resource for new recipes, but recent studies show that contestants and or hosts skip proper food safety steps. This means […]
May 15, 2017

Air Watch Alert – NO OPEN BURNING

  Mesa County Public Health has issued a No Open Burning Air Watch Alert for Mesa County, including agricultural burns, for Monday, May 15. The National […]
May 11, 2017

Private well testing – inexpensive insurance

About 1,885 private wells exist in Mesa County, but less than 20 percent of those are tested annually for bacteria. Testing your private well water is […]
May 3, 2017

Couple helps identify rabbit fever in Whitewater

A dead rabbit in Whitewater has tested positive for tularemia. A Mesa County couple found the carcass on their property and called Mesa County Public Health […]
April 21, 2017

Bike rodeo offers families a morning full of bike fun and safety

Mesa County Public Health and Safe Routes to School are hosting a Bike Rodeo on April 22 at Mesa County Public Health, 510 29½ Road in […]