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.


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.


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.


Fatal and Nonfatal Drowning Statistics

The Southern Nevada Health District Drowning Registry tracks the number of children in Clark County, ages 0-14 years old, who experience a submersion incident that results in the activation of the 911 system.


Reportable Diseases and Conditions

Report immediately by phone Report within 24 hours; use after-hours reporting system if needed † Report when suspect (do not wait for lab confirmation) ‡ Reportable in Clark County only *Currently <500/μL (under legislative review to make all counts reportable)