August 15, 2019

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

Mosquitoes from two trap locations in Mesa County have tested positive for West Nile virus. Both locations were in the Fruita area.   The Grand River Mosquito […]
August 14, 2019

Suicide report highlights the need for continued community conversation, collaboration, and connectedness

Suicide is a preventable public health issue that requires comprehensive community-driven strategies. “There’s important suicide prevention work happening in our community focused on critical areas such […]
August 5, 2019

Vaccinations key to a healthy school year

We’re in the waning days of summer, and gearing up for another school year. We want the upcoming school year to be a healthy one. The […]
July 31, 2019

Public Health Emerging Issues – July 31, 2019

SIGNIFICANT SPIKE IN NUMBER OF MOSQUITOES THAT CARRY WEST NILE VIRUS West Nile virus and other illnesses can be transmitted through mosquitoes. Grand River Mosquito Control […]
July 19, 2019

Air Quality Advisory through 07/21/19 at 1 p.m.

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) has issued an Air Quality Advisory through Sunday at 1 p.m. Hazy conditions are expected due to smoke from surrounding areas.   […]
July 11, 2019

Air Watch Advisory – Agricultural Burn Could Continue Near Fruita

Air Watch Advisory – Agricultural Burn Could Continue Near Fruita Mesa County Public Health has been notified that a prescribed burn may continue today in the […]
July 1, 2019

It’s Tick Season: What types of ticks are in Colorado and what diseases do they carry?

Tick Troubles The wet spring and summer we’ve experienced means an increased chance of finding a tick on your body when you (or your pet) head […]
July 1, 2019

Public Health Emerging Issues – July 1, 2019

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT EXPANSION The Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act of 2006 restricted indoor smoking in many public […]
July 1, 2019

Clean Indoor Air Act Expands to Include Vaping

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT EXPANSION The Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act of 2006 restricted indoor smoking in many public […]
June 13, 2019

Protection is your best bet against bugs this summer

AS SUMMERTIME TEMPERATURES RISE THE RISK FOR WEST NILE INCREASES Bug bites can be more than an annoying itch. Weather conditions are the number one predictor […]
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