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  • Zika Virus

    Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.

    Learn more about the Zika Virus

  • roxanne janA new furever friend 

    Is your heart looking for new furever friend?  Come and visit Roxanne, Honey and all of the other animals at the Monterey County Animal Shelter at 160 Hitchcock Road in Salinas.    Shelter hours Noon to 5:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.
     See the animals available for adoption now   

  • It is not too late to get a flu shot

    Influenza has arrived in Monterey County and can linger into spring.  If you or your loved ones have not received a flu vaccination it isn't too late. 

    The CDC recommends that everyone older than 6 months of age get vaccinated for influenza every year.

    More about influenza
  • wash your hands poster from 2014Washing hands saves lives

    Washing your hands is the easiest most economical way to protect your health.


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This Tail has a Happy Ending

On January 26th Monterey County Animal Services picked up a stray dog in North County on Old Natividad Road.  The property owner had contained the animal and called to report the dog.  The dog, a pure bred German Shepherd, was showing signs of aggression and had to be brought in on a... Read more →

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Free Training Workshops for Waste Tire Haulers Operating in Northern California

Come to ask questions, get informational materials, and hands-on exercises concerning:Tire Hauler Registration requirements;California’s Waste/Used Tire Manifest System; and2014 Revisions to the Waste Tire Regulations.On this journey through California’s Tire Hauler Registration process and Waste/Used Tire Manifest System, there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and interact with CalRecycle... Read more →

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Recall of children’s cough syrup

Perrigo has issued a recall for  2 batches of its children’s guaifenesin grape liquid (100mg/5 mL) and 3 batches of its children’s guaifenesin DM cherry liquid (100mg guaifenesin and 5mg dextromethorphan HBr/ 5 ml) sold in 4 oz. bottles with dosage cup in a box under the store brand products... Read more →

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Power Outages: Guidelines for Food Safety at Retail Establishments

The California Department of Public Health, Food and Drug Branch developed a guidance document for the retail food industry on what to do before, during and immediately after a power outage. The focus is on the action steps to take for potentially hazardous foods (PHF), which are those foods that can support the rapid... Read more →