• 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

  • frozen-vegetables-5-16Recall of Frozen Vegetables 

    CRF Frozen Foods has expanded their recall to include all organic and traditional frozen vegetable and fruit products processed in its Pasco, Washington facility since May 1, 2014 due to possible listeria contamination. Recalled products have best by dates between April 26, 2016 and April 26, 2018. Approximately 358 consumer products sold under 42 separate brands were recalled. 

    Check your freezers for the recalled products.  

    More information is available here
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    Hand, foot, and mouth disease, or HFMD, is a contagious illness that is caused by different viruses. Infants and children younger than 5 years old are more likely to get this disease.

    There is no vaccine to prevent the disease. However, you can take simple steps like washing your hands often and practicing good hygiene to reduce your risk of infection.

    Learn More
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    The shelter is full - Help us fling open the doors to the kennels! Come in and spring a new four-legged friend to join you on adventures or to stop and smell the roses!  
     See the animals available for adoption now   

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Safe Food Practices during This Holiday Weekend

Remember clean, chill, separate, and cookPicnics and barbecues offer lots of opportunities for outdoor fun with family and friends. But these fun events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. As food heats up in summer temperatures, bacteria multiply rapidly. To keep friends and family from getting sick, the Monterey... Read more →

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Spring Fling

Half priced adoptions!  The Monterey County Animal Services Shelter is full.  Help us fling open the doors of the kennels.  Come on in and spring a new four-legged friend to join you on adventures or to stop and smell the roses together.  Through June 20th adoption fees are half off. The... Read more →


Health Coverage for All Kids

ALL children, regardless of immigration status, will soon qualify for Medi-Cal coverage.  Medi-Cal is free or low-cost health coverage for children and families with limited incomes. Thanks to recent actions, all children and youth younger than 19 whose families meet the income guidelines will soon qualify for the full scope... Read more →

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Annual Quarantine of Sport-Harvested Mussels Begins May 1

The annual quarantine on sport-harvested mussels gathered along the California coast begins May 1, announced Dr. Karen Smith, Director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and State Health Officer. This quarantine applies to all species of mussels harvested along the California coast, as well as all bays and... Read more →


Making the Connection: Climate Changes Health

 A Four-Part Webinar SeriesAPHA and ecoAmerica are proud to co-sponsor a four-part webinar series investigating the health impacts of climate change. The series explores the connection between climate change and key areas of our health: allergies and asthma; health risks in children; mental health; and transportation and healthy community design... Read more →