Clark County Antibiogram – 2009

In 2003, the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) Office of Epidemiology (OOE), in conjunction with Nevadans for Antibiotic Awareness (NAA), began a county-wide antimicrobial resistance surveillance project.


Report to the Community

The Report to the Community highlights various programs, partnerships and community outreach activities that are designed to meet the current and ongoing public health needs of our community.


Mosquito Surveillance Reports

The Southern Nevada Health District’s Vector Surveillance Program regularly submits mosquito pools to the Nevada Department of Agriculture to test for West Nile virus, St. Louis Encephalitis, and Western Equine Encephalitis.


Influenza Surveillance Archive

On October 18, 1999 the Southern Nevada Health District , Office of Epidemiology implemented an Influenza Surveillance Program. The primary objective of the program was to monitor influenza-like illness (ILI), which is defined as a patient with fever >100°F (37.8° C) and cough or sore throat.


Chapter 5 – Enforcement

5.1 Severability clause: Should any section, paragraph, sentence, phrase, or provision of these Regulations be held invalid for any reason, the remainder of these Regulations shall not be affected.


Chapter 4 – Specific Diseases, Exposures, or Sentinel Health Events to be reported; Investigation by the Health Authority

4.1 Elevated Toxic Metal Levels: The health authority shall investigate, as appropriate, each report of a person having elevated levels of arsenic, lead, or mercury, as identified as a person with detectable levels of arsenic, lead, or mercury in blood, urine, or other clinically appropriate specimens upon testing by a medical laboratory, to:


Chapter 2 – Reporting Requirements

2.1 General requirements for disease, exposure, sentinel health event, or outbreak reporting to the health authority: Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a report of a known or suspected case, exposure, sentinel health event, or outbreak, which is required to be made pursuant to the provisions of these Regulations, must be made to the health authority:


Disease Report Investigation Process

After a report of a case or outbreak of an infectious disease is received, health district staff immediately takes action with the ultimate goal of protecting the health of Clark County residents and visitors.


Media Contacts

Stephanie Bethel Public Information Officer (702) 759-1393 Jennifer Sizemore Public Information Manager (702) 759-1225 [...]


West Nile Virus Surveillance

West Nile virus is a potentially serious illness that is most often spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds.


Annual Recycling Reports

The State of Nevada has set a goal to recycle 25 percent of all municipal solid waste for counties with populations over 100,000. Per NAC 444A.140 external link the health district is required to complete a recycling survey and report the findings to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) by April 1.


Reportable Diseases

The Nevada Administrative Code Chapter 441A External Link and the Regulations Governing the Reporting of Diseases, Exposures, and Sentinel Health Events require reports of specified diseases and conditions, foodborne illness outbreaks and extraordinary occurrences of illness be made to the local Health Authority.


Prescriptions for a Healthy Lifestyle

The Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Program at the Southern Nevada Health District has created ‘Prescriptions for a Healthy Lifestyle’ to assist health care providers when talking to their patients about healthy lifestyle choices.


Foot Signs for Diabetes

Regular foot examinations can help prevent complications in people with diabetes. However, many diabetics do not regularly ask for an examination of their feet.