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Poliomyelitis (known as polio) is a disabling and life threatening disease caused by the poliovirus. Many people who become infected do not show symptoms or will show flu-like symptoms (sore throat, fever, etc.). However a small portion of infected people with develop more serious symptoms that affect the brain and spinal cord causing paralysis (can’t move parts of the body).


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)
(775) 887-2190

Clark County
Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
(702) 759-1300

Washoe County
Washoe County Health District (WCHD)
(775) 328-2447

All Other Counties
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH)
(775) 400-0333