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Published on November 09, 2016. Last modified on October 10, 2019

  • Flu Prevention begins with U

    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.

    10/03/2019 4:02 PM

  • Counterfeit pills September 2019

    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.

    09/30/2019 9:00 AM

  • 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.


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    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


  • MonSeal75

    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

    09/18/2019 1:00 PM

  • Woman putting on skin cream with mercury element on background-web

    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.


  • injuried husky Aug

    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.

    08/14/2019 1:55 PM

  • Danger: Don’t Drink Miracle Mineral Solution or Similar Products

    If you’re drinking “Miracle” or “Master” Mineral Solution or other sodium chlorite products, stop now. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received many reports that these products, sold online as “treatments,” have made consumers sick.


  • Monterey County Health Department Honored for Excellence in Public Health

    Monterey County Health Department was honored with two Model Practice Awards at the 2019 Annual Conference of the National Association of County and City Health Officials. The award celebrates local health departments for developing programs that demonstrate exemplary and replicable best practices


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    Recall Natural Pig Ears

    The Lennox Intl has issued a recall for Natural Pig ears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.