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  • Flood Damaged HomeDriving in rain. Focus on raindrops on the windowFlood Information

    If you have experienced flooding in your home or business due to recent rains and need information about food safety, mold and clean up - click here

  • CDC_TBSpreadTuberculosis 

    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.

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  • 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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    If you are thinking of adding a new furry friend to the family.  Consider adopting a shelter pet. Check them out at Monterey County Animal Services,160 Hitchcock Road in Salinas

     See the animals available for adoption now   

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    Monterey County Health Department is currently recruiting for various positions in our organization.

    If you want to make a difference in your community. We just might have the right place for you.

                 Check out the current openings here.

    Monterey County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Recent Articles

 BEACH CLOSURES: All Monterey County Beaches, Probable Contamination due to storm activity

 2:00 PM, February 21, 2017  All Monterey County beaches will remain closed until samples indicate that the water is again safe for contact according to state guidelines.                                                                         Contact with contaminated water may cause gastroenteritis and other water borne illnesses. For more information on Monterey Peninsula beaches, please call the toll... Read more →

Mantener los alimentos seguros durante una emergencia

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 →

Food Safety Before, During and After an Emergency

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 →

Safe Medication Use After a Disaster

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 →

Management of Solid Waste During Temporary Service Disruptions

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 →