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TB is a disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body including the kidneys, spine, and brain. People with TB who are not sick have what is called latent TB infection (LTBI). People with TB who become sick have TB disease.
If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal. There is good news. People with TB disease can be treated if they seek medical help.
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.
Pueden producirse cortes de suministro eléctrico en cualquier momento del año y a menudo duran desde unas horas a varios días hasta que la electricidad es restaurada a las áreas residenciales. Sin electricidad o una fuente de frío, los alimentos almacenados en refrigeradores y congeladores pueden echarse a perder. Las... Read more →
Power outages can occur at any time of the year and it often takes from a few hours to several days for electricity to be restored to residential areas. Without electricity or a cold source, foods stored in refrigerators and freezers can become unsafe. Bacteria in food grow rapidly at... Read more →
The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the US Food and Drug Administration offer the following information on the use of medications that have been potentially affected by fire, flooding or unsafe water as well as the use of temperature-sensitive drug products when refrigeration is temporarily unavailable. Read more →
The Monterey County Animal Control Program Advisory Board will hold a meeting Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 3:30 to 5 pm at the Monterey County Animal Services Center, 160 Hitchcock Road in Salinas. Agenda available here Read more →
Per Monterey County Code, solid waste is required to be collected once every week (MCC 10.41.030). In the event this service is disrupted, or if your neighborhood becomes isolated due to road closures, landslide, or any event that prohibits the routine collection of solid waste and recyclables, it will be... Read more →