October 23, 2018

Public Health Emerging Issues – October 23, 2018

CDC STUDY FINDINGS URGE PREGNANT WOMEN TO GET FLU SHOT A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that pregnant women who […]
October 18, 2018

MCPH releases 2017-2018 flu report

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) has released “Influenza in Mesa County, 2017-2018,” a report that details flu data and information from last year’s flu season. Click […]
October 15, 2018

MCPH offers three flu clinics open to residents

Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) is offering three flu clinics in October to make it easier for residents to get a flu shot. Officials are urging […]
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 […]
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