Los niños menores de 6 años tienen mayor riesgo de contener niveles elevados de plomo en la sangre debido a [...]
Contact your doctor or call the Southern Nevada Health District Lead Program at (702) 759-1000.
Visit your health care provider.
Seek the advice of a physician.
Do not eat imported goods that are suspected of containing lead. If lead paint has been found in your house, [...]
Table 2 shows some health effects resulting from lead poisoning. Table 2. Health Effects of Lead Poisoning Children Adults Behavioral [...]
No. Lead is not passed person-to-person.
Yes. Failure to register may result in a case being brought to the Environmental Health Hearing Officer. If a defendant [...]
Yes. No articles or materials obtained from public dump grounds, junkyards or hospitals may be reused in the manufacturing, making [...]
Thorough washing and disinfection/sterilization by prolonged boiling for at least 1 hour. Steam delivered at equal to or greater than [...]
For more information about using repellents, please consult the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website or consult the National Pesticide [...]
Can I use an insect repellent and a product containing sunscreen at the same time? What are the recommendations for combination sunscreen/insect repellent products?
Insect Repellents containing DEET and Sunscreen Yes. People can, and should, use both a sunscreen [...]
Other than the routine precautions noted earlier, the EPA does not recommend any additional precautions for using registered repellents on [...]
Using repellents on the skin is not the only way to avoid mosquito bites. Children (and adults) can wear clothing [...]
Always follow the recommendations appearing on the product label when using repellent: When using repellent on a child, apply it [...]
Use of repellent products may cause skin reactions in rare cases. Most products also note that eye irritation can occur [...]
Always follow the recommendations appearing on the product label. Use enough repellent to cover exposed skin or clothing. Don't apply [...]
Check the product label if you have questions-–repellents must specify their active ingredients. In some cases you will note the [...]
How does the percentage of active ingredient in a product relate to the amount of protection it gives?
Typically, the more active ingredient a product contains the longer it provides protection from mosquito bites. The concentration of different [...]
If a person contracts West Nile virus, does that person develop a natural immunity to future infection by the virus?
It is assumed that immunity will be lifelong; however, it may wane in later years. For more information access the [...]
There is no scientific evidence indicating that people can be chronically infected with West Nile virus. What remain in a [...]
Following transmission by an infected mosquito, West Nile virus multiplies in the person's blood system and crosses the blood-brain [...]
There is no evidence West Nile virus can be transmitted to humans through consuming infected birds or animals. In keeping [...]
West Nile virus is transmitted by infectious mosquitoes. There is no documented evidence of person-to-person or animal-to-person transmission of West [...]
Although the vast majority of infections have been identified in birds, West Nile virus has been shown to infect horses, [...]
Infected mosquitoes are the primary source for West Nile virus. Although ticks infected with West Nile virus have been found [...]
There is one documented case of transplacental (mother-to-child) transmission of WNV in a human. Although the newborn in this case [...]
No. West Nile encephalitis is not transmitted from person-to-person. For example, you cannot get West Nile virus from touching or [...]
If I live in an area where birds or mosquitoes with West Nile virus have been reported and a mosquito bites me, am I likely to get sick?
No. Even in areas where the virus is circulating, very few mosquitoes are infected with the virus. Even if the [...]
The main route of human infection with West Nile virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become [...]
No. This vaccine has not been studied in humans and could be harmful. The effectiveness of this vaccine in preventing [...]
No. Currently there is no West Nile virus vaccine available for humans. Many scientists are working on this issue, [...]
What are West Nile encephalitis, West Nile meningitis and “neuroinvasive disease” and West Nile fever?
The most severe type of disease due to a person being infected with West Nile virus is sometimes called “neuroinvasive [...]
Health club attendants do not need a food handler safety training card unless they meet the definition of a food [...]
Aestheticians do not need a food handler safety training card unless they meet the definition of a food handler [...]
Reflexologists do not need a food handler safety training card unless they meet the definition of a food handler as [...]
Massage therapists do not need a food handler safety training card unless they meet the definition of a food handler [...]
The health district does not require child care employees to be screened for tuberculosis, get any vaccinations or get a [...]
The health district does not require barbers to be screened for tuberculosis, does not require them to get any vaccinations, [...]
Adult group care employees do not need a food handler safety training card and do not need to get any [...]
Yes, any person employed as a food handler, must get a food handler safety training card. They are not required [...]
I currently have a food handler category health card. When do I need to get a food handler safety training card?
You will need to get a food handler safety training card before your current health card expires.
The health district requires that all Body Art Card holders receive infectious disease training, such as the Preventing Disease Transmission training offered by the American Red Cross. You must complete the training within 30 days of passing the health district exam. Visit the American Red Cross webpage for information on their course.
You no longer need a health card, but the Body Art Card ensures that you meet certain requirements. You do not need TB screening or any immunizations, however, the health district recommends that you review your hepatitis A/B immunization status.
Your card will be good for two years. If you are an apprentice, you must provide proof that you have completed at least six months of training in a licensed establishment, you must be 18, you must pass an exam with a minimum score of 70 percent, and provide a letter of employment to receive a permanent card.
The fee is $138 ($118 exam fee plus $20 card fee). The renewal is $20. An additional $15 late fee will be applied to card renewals that have expired.
Health district regulations require that body art staff meet certain requirements, including six months of training in a licensed establishment, they must be 18, must have completed infectious disease training, and pass an exam with a minimum score of 70 percent.
New applicants, including apprentices, must complete the application and exam in person at the Southern Nevada Health District’s Main Public Health Center (map & directions).
Risk control plans typically address uncontrolled, food safety hazards that are procedural or behavioral. Examples include time/temperature compliance, a food [...]
Major Remodels A submittal to the health district for a major remodel will be required whenever a proposed remodel requires [...]
A “like-for-like” equipment change is the replacement of equipment for similar equipment in design, function, use and maintenance, whether or [...]
Remodeling may include the construction, alteration or installation of new equipment, modification of existing equipment or fixtures, changes in floor [...]
El titular del permiso debe planificar de manera inteligente las determinaciones que tomará con respecto a la designación de la [...]
Notifique inmediatamente al distrito de salud y suspenda voluntariamente las operaciones. El distrito de salud analizará el peligro con usted [...]
Excepto los pescados indicados en el reglamento 3-402.11B, los pescados que se sirvan crudos o parcialmente cocidos deben someterse a [...]
La eliminación de parásitos corresponde a todo el pescado crudo o poco cocido excepto aquellos que se indican en el [...]
Todos los organismos vivos, incluso los pescados, pueden tener parásitos. Los parásitos aparecen de forma natural, no por contaminación. [...]
You need to obtain approval from the health district to reopen. Ensure that the imminent health hazard has been corrected [...]
Investigate the cause. Is your business the only one without power or are there other area businesses affected? Contact NV [...]
The 2010 Regulations Governing the Sanitation of Food Facilities address pest control in several places. These include the following sections: [...]
Maintain records available for review by the health district for two years.