An investigation by the Southern Nevada Health District has confirmed an internationally imported case of measles in Clark County. The patient is an international visitor and the potential Las Vegas exposure occurred between Saturday, March 9 and Monday, March 11. The patient’s immunization status is unknown. The Health District is notifying individuals who might have had contact with this patient and will not be releasing any additional information about the patient.
The County Health Rankings measure the health of nearly all counties in the nation and rank them within states. The Rankings are compiled using county-level measures from a variety of national and state data sources and then standardized using scientifically-informed weights.
As part of Diabetes Alert Month, the Southern Nevada Health District, the Alliance Against Diabetes/Unión Contra la Diabetes, Visión y Compromiso, and other community partners are hosting the annual Celebrating Your Health/Celebrando Tu Salud health fair from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 at the Alliance Against Diabetes, 3930 E. Patrick Lane, Las Vegas, Nev. 89120. The event will feature free blood glucose screenings as well as other health screenings, diabetes and health resources, social services referrals, entertainment, and more. Celebrating Your Health is a tobacco-free event, and free resources will be available to assist community members to quit smoking. For additional information, visit the Health District’s Spanish-language Viva Saludable.org website.
The Southern Nevada Health District, the Clark County School District (CCSD), and the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces are launching a new program called the Slam Dunk Health Challenge to encourage students to eat healthy and participate in physical activity. The Slam Dunk Health Challenge kicks off in February.
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. During American Heart Month, the Southern Nevada Health District encourages Southern Nevadans to work with their health care providers to learn about their heart disease risk factors and the ABCS of heart disease.