SOBERANES WILDFIRE AIR QUALITY ADVISORY – Monterey Bay Air Resources Center

The Soberanes Fire is burning in Monterey County south of Carmel. The smoke concentration in the Carmel Valley, measured as fine particulate matter or PM 2.5, is currently in the “Unhealthy” category of the Air Quality Index (AQI). Residents should avoid exercise or physical exertion and remain sheltered indoors with windows and doors closed. Anyone who feels physically challenged by...

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First Travel-Associated Zika Virus Infection Reported in Monterey County Resident

On July 30, 2016, Monterey County Health Officials reported the first travel-associated Zika virus infection in a Monterey County resident.  The individual traveled to Central American in June and July and became ill upon return to the United States.  The individual sought medical care from a primary care provider, who requested Zika virus testing from the Monterey County Health Department. ...

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