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Published on February 24, 2015. Last modified on October 17, 2019
What You Should Know About Using Cannabis, Including CBD, When Pregnant or Breastfeeding
Cannabis and Cannabis-derived products have become increasingly available in recent years, with new and different types of products appearing all the time. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you might have many questions about whether these products are safe for you.
Beach Advisory Lifted: Lovers Point Beach, Pacific Grove
Lovers Point Beach was posted with an advisory on October 15, 2019 due to high indicator bacteria found in samples taken October 14, 2019. Follow up samples reveal that bacteria have subsided to levels considered safe for recreational contact.
10/16/2019 3:35:00 PM
Monterey County and Salinas Animal Services Using New Facial Recognition Technology for Lost Pets
Monterey County and Salinas Animal Services joins the ranks of shelters in using facial recognition technology to identify lost dogs and cats. These shelters now offer their community an additional tool to help lost and adoptable dogs and cats find their forever home.
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.