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Monterey County Declares Hepatitis A Outbreak Among Homeless Population
Since early 2017, the San Diego and Santa Cruz County Health Departments have been investigating local hepatitis A outbreaks among individuals who are homeless or use illicit drugs. Unfortunately, disease levels in Monterey County have now reached outbreak levels. Since October 2017, hepatitis A has been diagnosed in 9 individuals with a history of homeless in Monterey County. These individuals did not travel outside of Monterey County so are assumed to have become ill due to transmission within the homeless and illegal drug use communities in Monterey County.
2/5/2018 4:46:00 PM
Monterey County Animal Control Program Advisory Board Meeting
Monterey County Animal Control Program Advisory Board will meet Thursday, March 22nd at 3:30 pm at the Monterey County Animal Services Center, 160 Hitchcock Road in Salinas
3/19/2018 11:49:00 AM
Bayer Issues Recall of Alka-Seltzer Plus® Products
Bayer is voluntarily recalling Alka-Seltzer Plus® packages that, were sold only in the U.S. at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger (including Dillons Food Stores, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food Stores, Ralphs, King Soopers and Smith’s Food and Drug) after February 9, 2018. The packages can be identified by checking the Bayer logo located on the lower left corner of the front of the carton. If the logo has an orange or green background, the product is included in the recall The affected packages are being recalled because the ingredients on the front sticker may not match the actual product in the carton.
13th Annual North County Environmental Compliance Workshop
Stormwater Protection - the theme for this years workshop
The Hazardous Materials Management Service of the Environmental Health Bureau, in conjunction with the City of Salinas and the Growers Shippers Association, is pleased to announce the success of our 13th annual Environmental Compliance Workshop! The theme of this year’s symposium was “Stormwater Protection”. Over 160 people from local and statewide businesses and agencies heard presentations emphasizing the importance of the cooperative relationship between the public and governing agencies in protecting the Bay from stormwater pollution. You can access all the speakers’ presentations below.
Thanks to everyone who attended & presented at the workhop
Thank you to all those that took time out of their busy days to attend the workshop and all those that put such effort into putting this workshop on. Well-presented and well attended workshops like this are an effective way of achieving the ongoing goal of maintaining compliance with hazardous materials regulations and protecting the waters of the Bay.
See you next year!
Check back here for future workshop announcements and remember to update your CERS contact information. We will use the email addresses in CERS to contact you for future outreach events.
Additional Resources - PDFs
- Beach Sampling AB 411
- CERS Update
- Elkhorn Slough Update
- Hazardous Waste
- It takes a village
- Stormwater - Make the connection
- Waste Tires