1 October – Resources

On Sunday, October 1, 2017, the Las Vegas community experienced a horrific tragedy. In the wake of these events, the Southern Nevada Health District has provided support to our responding community partners and will continue to provide public health resources to our residents and visitors.

2019-08-06T16:19:08+00:00

Hepatitis A Cleaning Instructions

... Hepatitis A is a highly contagious virus that can cause liver disease. It can spread when a person infected with hepatitis A doesn’t wash their hands properly after using the bathroom and then touches other objects or food items. Vaccination is the best way to prevent getting hepatitis A. Proper handwashing and cleaning of touched or contaminated items are also important ways to prevent the spread of hepatitis A.

2019-08-06T12:44:52+00:00

Hepatitis A Pocket Guide

... Hepatitis A may be spread by food prepared or handled by an infected person who does not wash his/her hands properly. Hepatitis A may be spread by water contaminated with human feces or by consumption of raw oysters. It may also be spread by close intimate contact (household or sexual) and by changing the diaper of an infected child.

2019-08-06T12:45:50+00:00

Outbreak – Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A cases have been steadily increasing in Clark County. Between January 1 and June 30, 2019, there were 49 outbreak-associated cases of hepatitis A. In 2018 there were 39 cases, in 2017 there were 13 cases, and in 2016 there were 12 cases. Of the outbreak cases reported in 2019, 94 percent were injection and/or non-injection drug users and 80 percent were among those experiencing homelessness.

2019-08-20T09:11:57+00:00

Sarampión (Rubeóla) – Datos Breves

• El sarampión fue declarado como eliminado de los Estados Unidos en el año 2000. A partir de entonces, los casos de sarampión en los Estados Unidos han sido importados por viajes a otros países realizados por personas que no se han vacunado o que no están inmunizadas, y que son americanos o visitantes extranjeros.

2019-06-25T16:48:16+00:00

Hepatitis – Datos Breves

Hay cinco diferentes tipos conocidos de hepatitis viral: A, B, C, D y E. Son provocados por diferentes virus. Todos los tipos de hepatitis causan inflamación en el hígado, pero son transmitidos de diferente manera.

2019-06-19T11:22:22+00:00

Hepatitis – Quick Facts

There are five types of viral hepatitis: A, B, C, D, and E. They are caused by different viruses. They all cause inflammation of the liver but are transmitted differently.

2019-06-19T11:31:47+00:00

Food Recalls

The information on this page is provided from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture on food recalls occurring throughout the United States.

2019-03-12T14:51:21+00:00

Ricin

What is ricin? Ricin is a poison that can be made from the waste left over from processing castor [...]

2019-02-21T11:07:42+00:00

Insect Repellent

Insect repellent helps reduce your exposure to mosquitoes that may carry West Nile virus or other diseases, and allows you to continue to play, work and enjoy the outdoors with a lower risk of disease.

2019-08-05T10:28:49+00:00

Resources

Related Websites Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) DEETonline.org Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Pest Information Center (NPIC) [...]

2019-08-05T10:32:30+00:00

Prevention

It is important to remember the risk of becoming ill from one mosquito bite is low. The easiest and best way to avoid West Nile virus is to prevent mosquito bites and eliminate areas of standing water around your home.

2019-08-05T10:31:10+00:00

Virus del Nilo Occidental

Este virus es una enfermedad viral potencialmente grave que afecta a humanos, pájaros, caballos y mosquitos. Los expertos creen que el virus del Nilo Occidental se establece como una epidemia estacional en América del Norte que empeora durante el verano y continúa en el otoño.

2019-08-05T10:36:17+00:00

West Nile Virus

West Nile virus is a potentially serious illness that is most often spread through the bite of an infected mosquito.

2019-08-22T13:50:59+00:00

Meningitis

El término “meningitis” describe una infección que afecta al cerebro y/o a la médula espinal, y que puede ser provocada por varios organismos diferentes. Existen dos tipos principales de meningitis:

2018-08-23T14:36:10+00:00

Preventing Infant Suffocation and SIDS

ccording to the American Academy for Pediatrics (AAP) the safest place for your baby to sleep is in a crib that meets the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissions safety standards. Parents should consider placing the crib near their bed, instead of having their baby sleep with them in the bed.

2018-08-23T11:35:06+00:00

Resources

FAQ for Non-Healthcare Agencies PDF 242KB Ebola Presentation – October 2014 PDF 3MB Ebola Presentation (Video) – October 2014 [...]

2018-08-23T08:23:32+00:00

Ebola

Since March 2014, West Africa has experienced the largest outbreak of Ebola in history. To date, four cases have been diagnosed in the United States – two imported cases, including one patient who died, and two locally acquired cases in health care workers.

2018-08-23T08:12:02+00:00

Resources

Related Websites Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) DEETonline.org Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Pest Information Center (NPIC) [...]

2018-08-22T14:38:33+00:00

Insect Repellent

Insect repellent helps reduce your exposure to mosquitoes that may carry West Nile virus or other diseases, and allows you to continue to play, work and enjoy the outdoors with a lower risk of disease.

2018-08-23T11:52:40+00:00

Prevention

The same actions to prevent other mosquito borne illness such as West Nile virus disease are effective for preventing chikungunya.

2018-08-22T13:52:00+00:00

Treatment

Currently, there is no vaccine to protect against chikungunya virus and there are no antiviral treatments.

2018-08-22T13:50:15+00:00

Transmission

Chikungunya virus is transmitted to people through mosquito bites. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on a person already infected with the virus

2018-08-22T13:46:30+00:00

Chikungunya

Chikungunya is an infection caused by the chikungunya virus, which is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito, similar to West Nile virus. Chikungunya was first identified during an outbreak in 1952 in southern Tanzania and outbreaks have been reported in Africa, southern Europe, Southeast Asia, India and islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans

2018-08-23T11:53:40+00:00

Guía para los Empleadores

El Acta del Aire Limpio en Interiores de Nevada pasó a ser ley el 8 de diciembre del 2006, en la cual se prohíbe fumar productos de tabaco en la mayoría de los sitios públicos y en áreas laborales interiores.

2018-08-22T11:28:52+00:00

A Guide for Employers

The Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act went into effect on Dec. 8, 2006, and prohibits the smoking of tobacco products in most public places and indoor places of employment.

2019-07-08T15:21:28+00:00

Guía para el Público en General

El Acta del Aire Limpio en Interiores de Nevada pasó a ser ley el 8 de diciembre del 2006, en la cual se prohíbe fumar productos de tabaco en la mayoría de los sitios públicos y en áreas laborales interiores.

2018-08-22T11:07:32+00:00

Guía para los Restaurantes y Bares

El Acta del Aire Limpio en Interiores de Nevada pasó a ser ley el 8 de diciembre del 2006, en la cual se prohíbe fumar productos de tabaco en la mayoría de los sitios públicos y en áreas laborales interiores.

2018-08-22T10:54:32+00:00

“No Smoking” Signs

The Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act states that employers must clearly and conspicuously post “No Smoking” signs in their facilities at every entrance. Employers are also required to remove all ashtrays and other smoking paraphernalia from any area where smoking is prohibited.

2019-07-08T16:05:31+00:00

Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act

The Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act was originally passed by a majority of Nevada voters on November 7, 2006. The passage of this measure provided for substantial changes to Nevada smoking laws and protects children and adults from secondhand smoke in most public places and indoor places of employment.

2019-07-23T11:29:48+00:00

Zika Virus

Zika virus is spread to people primarily through the bite of mosquitoes. Prior 2015, Zika virus outbreaks have occurred in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.

2018-08-22T07:51:31+00:00

Yersiniosis

Yersiniosis is a diarrheal illness caused by one of the Yersinia species bacteria. People with yersiniosis usually have:

2018-08-21T15:55:29+00:00

Wildfire Smoke and Your Health

Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases.

2018-08-21T16:06:12+00:00

Vibrio vulnificus

Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium in the same family as those that cause cholera. It normally lives in warm seawater and is part of a group of vibrios that are called “halophilic” because they require salt.

2018-08-21T15:34:11+00:00

Tularemia

Tularemia is an illness caused by a bacterium, Francisella tularensis, which can affect both animals and humans.

2018-09-25T13:15:05+00:00

Trichinosis

Trichinosis is a parasitic infection caused by eating food contaminated with the larvae (developing phase) of a worm called Trichinella.

2018-08-21T15:11:30+00:00

Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a singlecelled parasite, Toxoplasma gondii. It is found throughout the world.

2018-08-21T15:07:19+00:00

Swimmer’s Itch

Swimmer’s itch, also called cercarial dermatitis, is a skin rash caused by an allergic reaction to infection with a parasite.

2018-08-21T14:53:31+00:00

“Oído de nadador” (Otitis externa)

El oído de nadador (dolor de oído) es una infección del oído o del conducto auditivo externo. Puede provocar picazón en el oído o hacer que éste se ponga rojo y se inflame, de manera que mover la cabeza o tocarse el oído resulte muy doloroso. También puede drenar pus del oído.

2018-08-21T14:38:04+00:00

“Swimmer’s Ear” (Otitis Externa)

Swimmer’s Ear (ear ache) is an infection of the ear and/or outer ear canal. It can cause the ear to itch or become red and inflamed so that head movement or touching of the ear is very painful. Pus may also drain from the ear.

2018-08-21T14:38:17+00:00

Summer Safety

Warmer weather means more time spent being active and exploring the great outdoors. The health district has compiled a list of tips and resources to help keep you and your family healthy and safe this summer:

2018-08-21T14:22:44+00:00

Stay Healthy While Visiting Las Vegas

You have planned your trip, purchased your airline tickets and secured your hotel reservations. Now, ensure you have a healthy vacation by using these tips to maintain your health during your stay in Las Vegas.

2018-08-21T14:15:32+00:00

Smallpox (Variola)

Smallpox is an acute infectious disease caused by a virus. Smallpox infects only humans, and the last naturally acquired case of smallpox in the world occurred in 1977.

2018-08-21T13:50:25+00:00

Salmonelosis

La salmonelosis es una infección de los intestinos grueso y delgado provocada por una bacteria llamada Salmonella. Se han identificado alrededor de 2,000 tipos de Salmonella. Sin embargo, sólo una pequeña cantidad de dichos tipos son el origen de los casos en los Estados Unidos. La fiebre tifoidea es el tipo de infección por Salmonella más grave.

2018-08-21T13:14:54+00:00

Rotavirus

Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea among children, resulting in the hospitalization of approximately 55,000 children each year in the United States and the death of over 600,000 children annually worldwide.

2018-08-21T12:03:03+00:00

Roseola (Exanthema Subitum)

Roseola is a common rash illness of children ages 6 months to 2 years. The majority of cases are caused by Human herpesvirus-6B. Cases occur sporadically throughout the year and occasionally outbreaks do occur.

2018-08-21T11:59:23+00:00

Rodent Pests

Old-World or European rats, roof rats (Rattus rattus) and Norway Rats (Rattus norvegicus), have been living in association with human populations for centuries. Once transported into a new geographic area, they generally breed quickly, since they have adapted to living in urban areas.

2018-08-21T11:56:04+00:00

Ringworm

Ringworm is a skin infection caused by a fungus. The infection causes a rash that may have a ringshape with a raised edge. It is usually quite itchy and flaky.

2018-08-21T11:43:24+00:00

Reye Syndrome

Reye syndrome is a rare condition that may follow an upper respiratory infection or a case of varicella (chickenpox) and can affect the liver, brain, pancreas, kidney, heart and muscle.

2018-08-21T11:39:57+00:00

Reptile-Associated Salmonellosis

Salmonella is a bacterium that causes an infection called salmonellosis in the intestines. Increasingly, rare types have been identified in persons who have had no other apparent exposures other than contact with pet reptiles.

2018-08-21T11:32:21+00:00

When You Swim, Swim Healthy

Swimming, one of the most popular activities in Las Vegas, is a fun, active, and healthy way to spend leisure time. Every year, people visit “recreational water” sites, such as swimming pools, water parks, hot tubs, lakes and rivers.

2018-08-21T11:20:44+00:00