Meningococcal disease refers to any illness caused by the bacteria, Neisseria meningitidis. These illnesses are often severe and can be deadly. People spread the disease to others by sharing infected respiratory and throat secretions (saliva or spit). Vaccines are recommended for certain populations.
For information on how to report a disease click here. For any questions, please contact the appropriate health authority by phone or review the website for additional information.
Carson City, Douglas and Lyon Counties
Carson City Health & Human Services (CCHHS)
Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
Washoe County Health District (WCHD)
All Other Counties
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH)