• back-to-school-vector-abstract_zJwqdgPuBack to School

    Another summer has flown by and it is time for the kids to go back to school.  

    Preparing to go back to school includes that trip to buy new crayons, pencils, notebooks and maybe even shoes and it is also a good time to make sure your child is prepared for potential emergencies.

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  • Adults need vaccinations too

    Vaccines are not just for kids! Regardless of age, we all need immunizations to protect against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases. Protection from vaccines you received as a child can wear off over time, and you may be at risk for new and different diseases.   Learn more here

  • Rabies

    Residents of Monterey County are reminded about the ongoing public health threat presented by rabid wildlife in our community.

    Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. It infects the central nervous system, causing encephalopathy and ultimately death.

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  • Etta and Abby would like to come home with you.

    If you are looking for new furever friend to fill an empty spot in your life, Etta and  Abby invite you to come down to the Monterey County Animal Shelter at 160 Hitchcock Road in Salinas to meet them and the other animals.    Shelter hours Noon to 5:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.  See the animals available for adoption now   

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Recall of OmniPod Insulin Management System

Insulet Corporation has issued a lot-specific recall of 40,846 boxes (10 Pods per box) of the OmniPod (Pod) Insulin Management System. This action is due to the possibility that some of the Pods from these lots may have a higher rate of failure than Insulet’s current manufacturing standards. This recall does... Read more →

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Recall of Frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans

General Mills has issued a recall of a limited quantity of frozen Cascadian Farm Cut Green Beans produced over two days in March 2014. The recall is being issued as a precaution after one package of finished product tested positive for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. No related illnesses have been... Read more →

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Health Advisory: Contaminated Tattoo Ink

Health Advisory August 7, 2015 From:  Edward L. Moreno, MD, MPH               Maria Ferdin, REHS             Health Officer    831-755-4585             Senior Environmental Health Specialist    831-755-8915Contaminated Tattoo Ink FDA Warns Tattoo Artists and Consumers Not to Use Certain Tattoo InksOn August 4, 2015, the Food... Read more →