mesa county hospitalized influenza case
  • Mesa County saw its first
    hospitalized influenza case of the 2016-17 season for the week ending
    Nov. 19, 2016 in an adult female.
  • Data from Primary Care Partners show similar
    numbers for the percentage of clinic visits for influenza-like illness for the
    week ending Nov. 26, 2016, compared to the same period last year.
  • Area emergency departments are not
    reporting increased visits for influenza-like illness.
  • Since the beginning of October, Mesa
    County has had four lab-confirmed cases of flu (all of which were identified as
    influenza type A).
  • As of Nov. 19, there were 32
    reported influenza hospitalizations in Colorado.
  • For a summary of influenza activity
    in Colorado, click here.
  • Flu season typically runs from October
    through May, so it’s not too late to get immunized.
  • Mesa County Health Department’s Public
    Health Clinic, 510 29 ½ Road in Grand Junction, offers flu immunization.
    • We offer services on a sliding scale
      basis, so cost is not a barrier.
    • Call (970) 248-6900 for more
      information or to make an appointment.

Body art inspection certification ensures
sanitation, safety and health
  • Mesa County Health Department has seen
    an increase in body art establishments operating without a certificate of
  • Body art includes piercings, tattoos,
    branding, sculpting, scarification and permanent cosmetics.
  • Establishments must meet minimum
    requirements to ensure safe and sanitary practices to receive their certificate
    of inspection from a Mesa County Health Department official.
  • Body art procedures have the potential
    to expose artists and clients to bodily fluids that could be infected with bloodborne
    pathogens, such as hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus or human
    immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Some of these diseases are permanent and can be
  • Ask your body artist to show his or
    her proper certification prior to your procedure.
  • Some permanent makeup establishments
    are supervised by physicians and are not regulated by the Mesa County Health
  • Mesa County currently has 14 certified
    body art establishments. Click here to
    view a list of certified establishments.
  • If you’re aware of an artist operating
    without certification, contact Mesa County Health Department at (970) 248-6900
    with an address or phone number for the artist.
  • If you’re an artist and would like to
    receive your certificate of inspection, call (970) 248-6900.