October 4, 2018

Rabies identified in Mesa County bat

A bat found in the yard of a Mesa County resident has tested positive for rabies. We know rabies exists in our bat population throughout Colorado […]
September 27, 2018

Public Health Emerging Issues – Sept. 27, 2018

  SECOND 2018 HUMAN CASE OF WEST NILE VIRUS IDENTIFIED A second 2018 human case of West Nile virus (WNV) has been identified in Mesa County. […]
September 17, 2018

Public Health Emerging Issues – Sept. 17, 2018

PARENTS, GUARDIANS AND COACHES SHOULD BE AWARE OF CONCUSSION SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new clinical recommendations for health […]
September 12, 2018

Whooping cough (pertussis) continues to surface in Mesa County

A Mesa County child has been diagnosed with pertussis, also known as whooping cough. This confirmed case follows an outbreak of the illness during the 2017-18 […]
August 30, 2018

Fall Open Burn Season begins Sept. 1

Following the lifting of the Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, Fall Open Burn Season will commence as scheduled running from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31. Residents who […]
August 28, 2018

First human case of WNV identified in Mesa County resident since 2015

A Mesa County resident has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This is the first human case identified in Mesa County since 2015. The case […]
August 24, 2018

Public Health Emerging Issues – August 24, 2018

WELCOMED RAIN CAN BRING UNWANTED MOSQUITO ACTIVITY AHEAD OF WEST NILE VIRUS TREND Rainy weather has helped to clear smoke and to cool the Grand Valley […]
August 20, 2018

MCPH Air Quality Updates: August 20 – 24

 Smoke from wildfires has been in and out of Mesa County for several weeks. It can be hard to keep up with how smoke, advisories […]
August 19, 2018

MCPH issues new wildfire smoke advisory on Aug. 19

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) has issued a new wildfire smoke advisory beginning Sunday, Aug. 19, as smoke has returned to our area. MCPH will notify […]
August 17, 2018

MCPH lifts wildfire smoke advisory on Aug. 17

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) lifted the wildfire smoke advisory Friday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m., as smoke has cleared from the area, improving our air […]