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Published on February 24, 2015. Last modified on October 07, 2019
What You Should Know for the 2019 – 2020 Flu Season
Getting a flu vaccine every year is the best way to protect yourself and your family from flu and its potentially serious complications. CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated by the end of October.
10/3/2019 4:02:24 PM
Increase in Overdoses Due to Counterfeit Drugs Contaminated with Fentanyl
Monterey County Health Officials have received reports indicating a recent increase in overdoses and deaths related to use of counterfeit drugs containing fentanyl. In some instances, individuals believed they were taking 30 mg oxycodone or Percocet pills.
9/30/2019 9:00:00 AM
Monterey County Public Health Urges Everyone to Refrain from Vaping
California Department of Public Health issued a health advisory on September 24 regarding vaping related lung illness and Monterey County Public Health urges everyone to take this message seriously. Refrain from vaping, no matter the substance or source, until current investigations are complete
Recall of Ranitidine Hydrochloride Tablets
Some ranitidine medicines including brand and generic formulations of ranitidine regardless of the manufacturer, contain a nitrosamine impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) at low levels.
National Food Safety Education Month - Food Safety Conference
In recognition of September being designated as National Food Safety Education Month, the Environmental Health Bureau of the Monterey County Health Department announced today the recipients of its Award of Excellence, a highlight of the Monterey County Health Department’s Gold Seal program for retai
9/18/2019 1:00:00 PM
FDA: Mercury Poisoning Linked to Skin Products
Whatever your complexion, it’s important to use products that will help your skin and not damage it. But as you wade through the beauty aisles, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions that you should avoid skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps, and lotions that contain mercury.
Monterey County Animal Services seeks information on injured husky in North County
On August 3rd, Monterey County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of an injured dog in a culvert in unincorporated Salinas. The dog, a male husky mix about 1 year old, appeared to be attached to a chain. Later it was discoverd a carabiner type clip was actually clipped through the dog's skin.
8/14/2019 1:55:12 PM