Poliomyelitis (known as polio) is a disabling and life threatening disease caused by the poliovirus. Many people who become infected do not show symptoms but 1 out of 4 infected people will show flu-like symptoms (sore throat, fever, etc.). These symptoms last from 2 to 5 days and usually will go away on their own.
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)