September 12, 2019

Air Watch Alert through 9/14/19 at 4 p.m.

Mesa County Public Health has issued an Air Watch Alert through Saturday (9/14) at 4:00 p.m. To protect air quality and for the health and safety […]
September 6, 2019

Public Health Emerging Issues – September 6, 2019

CDC SAYS TO STOP USING E-CIGARETTES DURING INVESTIGATION INTO SEVERE LUNG ILLNESS  New numbers released Friday show the number of cases of severe lung illness linked […]
August 30, 2019

Open Burn Season begins September 1

Fall Open Burn Season begins September 1 and goes through October 31. Residents who wish to burn weeds, garden debris or other yard waste as part […]
August 23, 2019

Mesa County sees first human case of West Nile virus

A woman over the age of 55 is recovering after lab tests confirmed she was infected with West Nile virus. This is the first human case […]
August 21, 2019

Public Health Emerging Issues – August 21, 2019

SEVERE LUNG ILLNESS POSSIBLY LINKED TO VAPING  More than 120 possible cases of severe lung illness associated with vaping have been reported in 15 states between […]
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.   […]