Improving Nevada’s Public Health
The main goal of the Office of State Epidemiology is to prevent and respond to a variety of public health issues through disease surveillance, standardized data collection, meaningful interpretation, statewide standards, and centralized guidance in order to improve health outcomes for our communities.
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Get eight free at-home COVID-19 tests this fall. Every U.S. household may place an order to receive their eight free tests.
This section provides information related to the 2022 outbreak of mpox (formerly monkeypox) for health care providers and the general public.
This section provides information on the shortage of Bicillin L-A® (penicillin G benzathine) in the United States.
This section provides information regarding reports of HABs in Nevada this summer as well as tips and preventative measures around bodies of water with HABs.
“We are dedicated to the health and wellness of our communities across the state of Nevada and work diligently with our partners to provide data, insight and guidance on epidemiological issues affecting the health of Nevadans and our visitors.”
Nevada’s Authority for Epidemiology
Access up-to-date data on all active infectious diseases reported in Nevada.
Ready, Reliable, & Responsive
The Communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit is responsible for developing statewide disease investigation protocols and accompanying materials, surveillance of communicable disease trends within Nevada, and providing recommendations to reduce communicable disease transmission and associated negative outcomes.
Environmental health (EH) deals with all the different ways the world around us can impact our physical and mental well-being. The Environmental Health Unit is focused on the intersect between zoonotic and environmental factors that affect human health.
Facility Infection Prevention & Special Population
This program aims to supply State-licensed facilities and pre-K-12 schools with infection prevention practices that best reflect the most recent, up-to-date standards for infection prevention and control.
Health Equity & Occupational Health
Health equity ensures that all individuals have access to health education, resources, support, and opportunities to ensure a healthier quality of life despite race, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status, religion, gender identity or sex.
Chronic diseases are human health conditions that persists for at least one year and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. Major chronic diseases include heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Laboratory Reporting Negative HIV and HEP C Tests
Summary On Dec. 10, 2023, the Nevada Legislative Commission approved amendments to the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 441A that updated reporting requirements for both hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human…
Updates to NAC 441A, Regarding Reportable Communicable Diseases in Nevada
Background On Dec. 10, 2023, the Nevada Legislative Commission approved amendments to Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 441A that updated the conditions which are mandated to be reported in Nevada. These…
CDC Provides New Laboratory Recommendations for Syphilis Testing
Introduction Currently, no available nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) are cleared by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for marketing in the United States to screen or diagnose syphilis, and culture…
Candida auris regulation changes
Background Candida auris (C. auris) is a newly emerging biological fungal agent that can cause severe illnesses. It is known to be resistant to most antifungal treatments and can spread…
Concerning Tuberculosis Trends and Guidance to Identify and Eliminate Tuberculosis
Summary of Concerning Tuberculosis Trends in Nevada To eliminate TB, Nevada’s public health systems in collaboration with health care providers need to increase identification of individuals at risk for TB,…
National Shortage of Erythromycin 0.5% Ophthalmic Ointment (erythromycin)
Gonorrhea ocular prophylaxis of newborns is mandated by law and is considered standard neonatal care in Nevada. Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 442.050 and NRS 442.060 require every “physician or midwife…