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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 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)
(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