• who_needs_a_flu_vaccinefree  flu shot  GSFlu Season is almost here.

    The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot.  Monterey County Health Department will once again be sponsoring FREE flu clinics through out the County.  Clinics begin October 6th.  

    See a complete schedule here

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    Soberanes Wild Fires Effect On Homes and Buildings

    The Environmental Health Bureau’s Hazardous Material team and Damage Assessment Response Team report that damaged or destroyed homes may contain hazardous materials, such as household hazardous objects, that have been damaged by fire.

    Please see our factsheets for additional information: ASHFactsSheet

  • pregnancy-buttonZika 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.

    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.

    Learn more about the Zika Virus

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Monterey County Reports First West Nile Virus Case in 2016

Health Officials encourage residents to take precautions to protect themselves against mosquito bites. Monterey County health officials announced today the first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a Monterey County resident this year.  The individual was hospitalized for treatment of virus-related symptoms and is now recovering.  Exposure occurred... Read more →


Awards of Excellence for Food Safety

In recognition of September being designated as National Food Safety Education Month, the Environmental Health Bureau of the Monterey County Health Department announced today the recipients of its Award of Excellence, a highlight of the Monterey County Health Department’s Gold Seal program for retail food facilities.  This year’s recipients are Read more →