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. […]
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 7, 2017

Send your kids to school with safe lunches

Students from all over the Valley started the 2017-18 school year last month.  Many parents pack lunches for their children and don’t want to cut corners […]