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Smallpox is an illness that is easily spread to others by a virus. It causes fever of 101°F or higher and skin bumps and rash. The virus can get into the body by breathing in the virus, touching the virus, and through the eyes, and mom-to-baby (through the placenta).


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