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.
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.
Get four free at-home COVID-19 tests this fall. Every U.S. household may place an order to receive their four free tests.
This section provides information on the shortage of Bicillin L-A® (penicillin G benzathine) in the United States.
This section provides information related to the 2022 outbreak of mpox (formerly monkeypox) for health care providers and the general public.
“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.
Use Limitations for Portable and Mobile X-ray Machines
This technical bulletin pertains to the medical use of portable and mobile radiation-producing machines in Nevada. Radiation-producing machines are regulated under Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 459 and Nevada Administrative…
FDA Approves Use of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccines (RSV) for Adults 60 and Older
Background In May 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two different vaccines (from GSK and Pfizer) for the prevention of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) lower respiratory tract…
New Infectious Disease Inter-Facility Transfer Form, Candida auris Case Report Form, and Educational Tool for Candida auris
Background According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Candida auris (C. auris) is an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat. CDC along with the…
Recall on Ruby Mountain Natural Spring Water
Ruby Mountain Natural Springs Water has issued a recall of their purified water that was bottled and delivered from July 14-28. The recall affects Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, and Lovelock customers…
State Public Health Officials Report Death from Rare Brain Infection
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20th, 2023 Contact: Dawn Cribb, Public Information Officer email@example.com The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH), is reporting the death of a Lincoln County…
Bicillin® L-A Shortage and Syphilis Treatment
BICILLIN® L-A SHORTAGE AND SYPHILIS TREATMENT – CURRENT SITUATION The State of Nevada Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention and Control Program has been notified of a shortage of Bicillin L-A®…