January 12, 2017

Public Health Emerging Issues Jan. 12, 2017

front range measles case could have exposed holiday travelers The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is warning of possible exposure to an individual […]
January 9, 2017

Find local resources to help you quit tobacco

Make a commitment to yourself and to your family to quit tobacco in 2017, no matter how many times you have to start over. Quitting tobacco […]
December 28, 2016

Mesa County influenza hospitalizations double during holiday weekend

Mesa county influenza cases have doubled in the last six days · Since Oct. 2, 2016, Mesa County has had 11 reported influenza hospitalizations, with eight of […]
December 22, 2016

Holiday food safety – pasteurization is key

The holiday season is off and running! For many of us that means warming up with a cup of hot chocolate or hot apple cider, but […]
December 21, 2016

Public Health Emerging Issues Dec. 21

Influenza Since Oct. 2, Mesa County has had three reported influenza hospitalizations. Of these, cases ranged in age from 46-70 years, and all were female.  No […]
December 19, 2016

Burn restrictions lifted

Mesa County Health Department officials have lifted last week’s burning restrictions that were imposed to prevent air pollution from rising to unhealthy levels. The restrictions were […]
December 12, 2016

Air Watch Alert – burning restrictions in effect

Mesa County Health Department has banned non-Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved woodstove burning and any agricultural burning to prevent air pollution from rising to unhealthy levels […]
December 1, 2016

Public Health Emerging Issues Dec. 1, 2016

mesa county hospitalized influenza case Mesa County saw its first hospitalized influenza case of the 2016-17 season for the week ending Nov. 19, 2016 in an adult female. […]
November 16, 2016

Quit tobacco in time for Turkey Day during Great American Smokeout

Quit tobacco with your community as well as citizens throughout the nation on Nov. 17 during the Great American Smokeout. You’ll have the solidarity of quitting […]
November 14, 2016

Myth buster – food safety edition

Food safety can be confusing, partially because many myths surround true food safety; it can be difficult to sort fact from fiction.  Let us help bust […]