Powassan Virus is a disease spread to people by the bite of an infected tick. Ticks become infected after feeding from an infected rodent, mice, squirrel or groundhog. Although this is a rare disease, the number of reported cases of people sick from Powassan virus in the U.S. has increased over the years.
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)