October 12, 2018

Public Health Emerging Issues – October 12, 2018

HPV VACCINE AGE RECOMMENDATION CHANGE The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved use of Gardasil 9, the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, to include men and women […]
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 […]