• Zika Virus

    Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito.  People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika. For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected. However, Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly, as well as other severe fetal brain defects.

    Learn more about the Zika Virus

  • Food Safety for 4th of July Celebrations

    This weekend there will be food and fun.  Make sure you have a healthy 4th celebration by practicing good food handling.

    Remember - Clean - Separate - Cook - Chill

    Get more information here

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Avoid Foodborne Bacteria on the Fourth of July

No matter where you find yourself on the Fourth of July, you will probably see lots of food, beverages and grass-stained sneakers. Whether you’re enjoying a barbecue in the great outdoors, traveling to see family or friends, or spending time at home, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety... Read more →

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10 Fireworks Safety Tips for the Fourth of July

July 4 celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence—and for many people, the celebration includes fireworks. Americans have been setting off fireworks to celebrate their independence since as early as 1777. Yet, the thrill of colors exploding in the sky comes with dangers as well. On average, 240 people go... Read more →


EMS Agency Temporary Move

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Monterey County EMS Agency will move back to 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, which is the Health Department’s administration building. The EMS Agency’s telephone numbers and email addresses will not change. Read more →


Our Clinics are hiring

Monterey County Health Department’s Clinic Services Bureau seeks skilled Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Pediatricians. Read more →