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.
Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly, as well as other severe fetal brain defects. Pregnant women should not travel to any area where the Zika virus is spreading. If you must travel to those areas, contact your healthcare provider first & strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites during your trip.
Monterey County Health Department is celebrating Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 23rd-29th, with a week-long information campaign about childhood lead poisoning issues. Our theme this year is, “Is your child at risk for lead poisoning? Check for lead in and around your home.” Lead poisoning can seriously affect a child’s brain... Read more →
The Monterey County Health Department, Behavioral Health Bureau has released a draft version of the “FY 2016-17 Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Annual Update”. This document contains descriptions of the services/programs funded with MHSA and the revised budget for the current fiscal year period (07/01/16-06/30/17). The community is encouraged to... Read more →
Monterey County Animal Services offers tips to keep your pets safe during the Halloween fun Halloween is right around the corner. The festivities and trick or treating can be great fun for kids and adults. Pets, however, may find strangers coming to the door dressed as ghosts and goblins a little... Read more →
A todo el mundo le encanta un buen susto en Halloween, pero no cuando se trata de la seguridad de sus hijos. Hay varios comportamientos sencillos y eficaces que los padres pueden compartir con los hijos para ayudar a reducir el riesgo de lesiones. Consejos de Seguridad para Halloween Everyone loves a good... Read more →
Getting vaccinated is the single best step you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones against the flu. The Monterey County Health Department is hosting no cost flu vaccine clinics at community-based locations throughout the county again this year, with the first clinic on Thursday, October 6th. Anyone... Read more →