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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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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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Free COVID-19 Tests

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

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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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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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“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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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 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®…

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