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  • Protection from Wildfire Smoke Inhalation

    California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith is advising residents where wildfires have been burning, along with people in the smoke’s path, to stay indoors and reduce outdoor activity.

    11/13/2018

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  • Family and Food Safety First this Thanksgiving
    Family and Food Safety First this Thanksgiving

    Eating healthy this Thanksgiving begins with basic home food safety practices that are known to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses. The Monterey County Health Department is reminding all cooks entering the kitchen this season to follow the Fight BAC!® basics of home food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill.

    11/12/2018

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  • Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Annual Update Community Meetings

    Please join us to receive an update on MHSA-funded services in Monterey County and to share your input on future planning, development and evaluation of MHSA-funded programs.

    11/08/2018 10:35 AM

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  • Notice of Hearing to consider adoption of resolution to approve Amendment 8 to the Unified Franchise Agreement

    Hearing to consider adoption of a resolution to approve Amendment No. 8 to the Unified Franchise Agreement (Agreement No. A-11631) between the County of Monterey and USA Waste of California, Inc., dba Carmel Marina Corporation, for the Exclusive Collection of Solid Waste and Recyclables in Unincorporated Monterey County

    11/07/2018 2:56 PM

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  • Area Hospitals Take Actions to Prevent the Spread of Influenza

    Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Mee Memorial Hospital, Natividad Medical Center, and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital are working together with the Monterey County Health Department to keep your family healthy during influenza (“flu”) season. Each year, influenza causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and thousands of deaths in the United States. While seasonal influenza outbreaks can happen as early as October, influenza activity is usually highest between December and February and can last through the spring. The hospitals in Monterey County are taking action now to prevent influenza illnesses and deaths.

    11/05/2018

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  • Flu Season is here

    What can you do to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy? The first thing you can do, if you haven’t already, is get a flu vaccination.

    11/01/2018

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  • Sport-Harvested Mussel Quarantine Lifted along Most of California Coast

    The statewide annual quarantine on mussels gathered by sport harvesters from California’s ocean waters ended at midnight on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, for all coastal counties except for Del Norte and Humboldt counties.

    11/01/2018

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  • Las Palmas area bat tests positive for rabies virus

    On October 15th, 2018, a bat found in the Las Palmas area of unincorporated Monterey County tested positive for the rabies virus. While there was exposure to an owned pet, Monterey County Animal Services investigated and determined that there was no human exposure in this case and is issuing this positive test information as a reminder to pet and livestock owners.

    10/18/2018 1:30 PM

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  • Ground Beef Recall
    Ground Beef Recall

    JBS Tolleson, Inc. has issued a recall for approximately 6,937,195 pounds of various raw, non-intact beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport. Consumers who have ground beef in their homes labeled with the establishment number “EST. 267” should contact the store where it was purchased to find out if it was recalled. Do not eat recalled ground beef. Return it to the store or throw it away.

    10/08/2018

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  • Kitten Season Special
    Kitten Season Special

    Monterey County Animal Services is bursting at the seams with kittens and cats. To help find them forever homes adoption fees have been reduced to $50 which includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations and microchip) If you want two the deal is even better! Two cats for $80.

    09/28/2018

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  • Kellogg Company recalls Honey Smacks cereal due to possible health risk

    Check your cupboards, this recalled product has a long shelf-life and still may be in consumers' homes. On June 14th, Kellogg Company issued a recall for 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg’s ® Honey Smacks ® cereal because these products have the potential presence of Salmonella. No other Kellogg products are impacted by this recall.

    09/26/2018

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  • Do Teething Babies Need Medicine on Their Gums? No

    Teething is a normal part of childhood and should not be treated with homeopathic remedies, like teething tablets, or prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications that are rubbed on the gum

    08/29/2018 1:04 PM

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