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Collect 2 Protect

Collect2Protect is a simple, convenient, and private STD testing service that uses a specimen you collect in the privacy of your own home, avoiding long waits in a waiting room. The Health District’s Office of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance is committed to providing the community with the best way to determine exposure to a sexually transmitted disease. Knowing your status will empower you with the information needed to treat symptoms and help prevent the spread of STD's to any of your partner(s).


PEWSS Report Archive

The Pediatric Early Warning Sentinel Surveillance (PEWSS) is a year-round surveillance system developed by the Southern Nevada Health District to identify the pathogens responsible for respiratory disease circulating in the community.


Media Information

Press Releases Health District identifies source cases for hepatitis C outbreak (2008) Health District concludes Desert Shadow Endoscopy Center [...]


Health Care Providers

Technical BulletinsFinal Hep C Investigation Report (PDF)Hepatitis C Investigation Update #2 (PDF)Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (PDF)Hepatitis C Investigation Update #1 (PDF)Interim Hep C [...]


Hepatitis C Investigation – 2009

The Southern Nevada Health District is advising patients who received injected anesthesia medication at the Endoscopy Center of Nevada (700 Shadow Lane) of a risk for possible exposure to hepatitis C and other bloodborne pathogens.


New Year! New Home! A message from Dr. Joe Iser, Chief Health Officer

I am pleased to announce the Southern Nevada Health District has a new home at 280 S. Decatur Blvd.  Our new public health center offers clients and staff easy access to public transportation, the 95 freeway, and it allows for the consolidation of several service sites into one convenient location. Services at our new public health center include immunizations for adults, children, and travelers, Food Handler Safety Training Cards, many environmental health services, and now, the Sexual Health, TB Treatment and Control, and Refugee Health clinics.


Health District e-Newsletters

"The Perspective" is the health district's electronic newsletter designed to share the public health perspective on various topics and issues concerning our community, while highlighting the ways in which public health plays a vital role in protecting our residents and visitors.


Clark County Antibiogram

The Clark County Antibiogram represents data from eleven hospital laboratories and two commercial laboratories in Clark County. Several of the Clark County hospitals, hospital systems, and commercial laboratories in Clark County are not participating in this beneficial project. Participating laboratories reported antibiotic susceptibility testing results to Southern Nevada Health District for the time period of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. The report includes inpatient data in acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities, and outpatient data in the community. Data represents only bacterial isolates collected for diagnostic purposes; no surveillance cultures are included. Only final, verified test results from the first isolate per person, regardless of culture source within the timeframe, are included. The Clark County Antibiogram summarizes the antibiotic resistance patterns among the most common microorganisms detected in 2018. Only organisms with testing data for ≥ 30 isolates are included in the antibiogram.


Mobile Apps

Clark County NV Antibiogram The Clark County Antibiogram represents data from participating local hospital and commercial laboratories in Clark [...]


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.


Viral Respiratory Disease Surveillance (PEWSS Reports)

The Pediatric Early Warning Sentinel Surveillance (PEWSS) is a year-round surveillance system developed by the Southern Nevada Health District to identify the pathogens responsible for respiratory disease circulating in the community. Each week, several sentinel health care providers submit nasal swabs to the Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory (SNPHL) for testing. The specimens are collected from children who present with a fever >100°F accompanied by a cough and/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 bethel@snhd.org Jennifer Sizemore Public Information Manager (702) 759-1225 sizemore@snhd.org [...]