Smallpox Vaccine

What is the smallpox vaccine? The smallpox vaccine is the only way to prevent smallpox. The vaccine is made from a virus called vaccinia, which is another “pox”-type virus related to smallpox.


Nuclear Terrorism & Health Effects

What are the potential adverse health consequences from a terrorist nuclear attack? The adverse health consequences of a terrorist nuclear attack vary according to the type of attack and the distance a person is from the attack. Potential terrorist attacks may include a small radioactive source with a limited range of impact or a nuclear detonation involving a wide area of impact.



What is radiation? Radiation is a form of energy. It comes from man-made sources such as x-ray machines, from the sun and outer space, and from some radioactive materials such as uranium in soil.


Application Process

Before you can get your Certified Food Safety Manager card you must get certified as a food protection manager through a program accredited by ANSI.


Training Books

Beginning July 1, 2018, online training will no longer be required to obtain a Food Handler Safety Card (health card). All Food Handler Safety Card applicants will be required to complete testing at a Southern Nevada Health District location during business hours to obtain their cards.



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Mosquito Lifecycle

All mosquitoes must have water in which to complete their life cycles. Depending on the type of mosquitoes and environmental conditions, they can develop from an egg to adult in as little as 7 – 10 days.


Mosquito Breeding Prevention

It is the responsibility of the property owner to prevent mosquito breeding sources on their property. In the event a breeding source is found, the owner must remove the problem and take steps to prevent the recurrence of breeding.


Mosquito Bite Prevention

The easiest and best way to avoid West Nile virus, and other mosquito borne diseases, is to prevent mosquito bites and eliminate areas of standing water around your home.



Smallpox is a contagious and sometimes fatal disease caused by the variola virus which is characterized by a distinctive progressive skin rash.



Plague is a disease caused by the bacterium, Yersinia pestis, which can be carried by fleas that feed on infected rodents. Y. pestis is on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) list of possible bioterrorism agents.


Anthrax & Bioterrorism

Anthrax is a serious disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, a bacterium that forms spores. A bacterium is a very small organism made up of one cell.



Botulism is a muscle-paralyzing disease caused by a toxin made by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum, which is commonly found in soil.


Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program is designed to promote safe sexual and reproductive health practices to reduce unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections among adolescents 13-19 years of age through health education, community outreach, and positive youth development.



Earthquakes strike suddenly, violently and without warning. Advanced planning can reduce the dangers of serious injury or death. Most earthquake-related casualties result not from ground movement but from collapsing walls, flying glass and falling objects.


Valid Identification

All Food Handler Safety Training Card applicants must furnish valid identification. All identification documents must be originals, not photocopies or scans.


Water Management Plan Guidance

A water management plan is used to control Legionella within a building’s water systems. Current industry best practices for prevention of Legionellosis and other pertinent information are available on the Legionella Resource Library.


U.S. Passport

The U.S Passport Application Acceptance office is designated by the U.S. Department of State to accept passport applications.


Investigation Protocol

Initiate Environmental Investigation Response Protocol The OOE and EH will respond to every reported case of legionellosis, including sporadic cases.


Case Management

Legionellosis is associated with two clinically and epidemiologically distinct illnesses: Legionnaires’ disease, which is characterized by fever, myalgia (muscle pain), cough and pneumonia, and Pontiac fever, a milder illness that presents in the patients without the pneumonia.



As used in this guideline, unless the context otherwise requires, these words and terms shall be defined as follows:



The bacteria got its name in 1976, when many people who went to a Philadelphia convention of the American Legion suffered from an outbreak of this disease, a type of pneumonia (lung infection). Subsequently, the bacterium causing the illness was named Legionella pneumophila and later, the name of the illness was changed to legionellosis.



Health district staff conducts epidemiological and environmental investigations of facilities are associated with a confirmed or suspected case or cases of legionellosis.



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Legionella Resource Library

The Legionella Resource Library provides information on Legionella and offers resources for facility managers to develop water management plans for their facilities.


Healthy People 2020

Understanding and improving health is part of the Healthy People 2020 initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Health Cards

Effective January 2, 2013 the Health Card program has been replaced with the new Body Art Card and Food Handler Safety Training and Certification Program.



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