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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.
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.
The Southern Nevada Health District no longer does mosquito abatement for green swimming pools. To report a green swimming pool [...]
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.
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.
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.
In Southern Nevada, the primary mosquito breeding months are April through October, with submission for disease analysis beginning typically in June.
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.
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.
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West Nile Virus, a mosquito borne disease, was first identified in Clark County in 2004.
Although terrorists use a variety of methods to inflict harm and create fear, bombs are used most frequently.
When preparing to shelter in your home store enough food and water for at least three days. Include a three day supply of food and water in your Go Bag if you have to evacuate your home.
Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) refer to a group of illnesses that are caused by several distinct families of viruses.
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 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.
The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program offers evidenced based sexual health education for teens, parents, guardians, and mentors.
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.
Being prepared for emergencies can reduce the fear, panic, and inconvenience surrounding a disaster.
Debe pasar el examen antes de solicitar la Tarjeta de Entrenamiento de Seguridad para Manipuladores de Alimentos. Las vacunas no son necesarias.
Antes de que pueda obtener su tarjeta de certificación del jefe de seguridad alimenticia, debe tener la certificación de jefe de protección de alimentos obtenida a través de un programa acreditado por el ANSI
In English Se aplicará un cargo de $15 por retraso a las [...]
Todos los que apliquen para el programa de seguridad de los alimentos tiene que proveer identificación válida. Todos los documentos de identificación deben ser originales y no copias.
Puede obtener tarjetas para manipuladores de alimentos en las siguientes Centros de Salud Publica del Distrito de Salud del Sur de Nevada.
In English El Programa de Seguridad para Manipuladores de Alimentos, ofrece dos [...]
All Food Handler Safety Training Card applicants must furnish valid identification. All identification documents must be originals, not photocopies or scans.
In English Se requiere una Tarjeta de Entrenamiento de Seguridad para Manipuladores [...]
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.
The Southern Nevada Health District has two volunteer programs that address health, cultural and safety issues in Southern Nevada.
The U.S Passport Application Acceptance office is designated by the U.S. Department of State to accept passport applications.
Initiate Environmental Investigation Response Protocol The OOE and EH will respond to every reported case of legionellosis, including sporadic cases.
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.
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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.
The Legionella Resource Library provides information on Legionella and offers resources for facility managers to develop water management plans for their facilities.
Understanding and improving health is part of the Healthy People 2020 initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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.
Environmental Health Training Officers provided free training regarding changes made to the 2010 Regulations Governing the Sanitation of Food [...]