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Improving Nevada’s Public Health

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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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Free COVID-19 Tests

Get eight free at-home COVID-19 tests this fall. Every U.S. household may place an order to receive their eight free tests.

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Mpox

This section provides information related to the 2022 outbreak of mpox (formerly monkeypox) for health care providers and the general public.

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Bicillin® L-A Shortage and Syphilis Treatment

This section provides information on the shortage of Bicillin L-A® (penicillin G benzathine) in the United States.

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Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

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.

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“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.”

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Melissa Peek-Bullock
Nevada State Epidemiologist

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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…

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