Communicable Disease Program
Communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit
The Communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit is responsible for developing statewide disease investigation protocols and accompanying materials, collaborating with the Office of Analytics to maintain weekly surveillance of communicable disease trends within Nevada, and providing recommendations to reduce communicable disease transmission and associated negative outcomes.
Additional responsibilities include serving as the primary contact for internal partners, local health authorities and other external partners for guidance and consultation related to communicable diseases, as well as leading the statewide respiratory virus surveillance efforts monitoring influenza, COVID-19, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other viral respiratory pathogens.
CDC launched a new webpage that features data from the National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) and displays national trends of emergency department data stratified by respiratory condition.
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CDC launched the wild to mild flu campaign to help encourage friends, loved ones, and social media followers to get the annual flu vaccine.
This section provides general information on mpox for the public, for healthcare providers and how to reduce the spread of mpox in congregate living settings.