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The Perspective

A Healthy Community is a Prepared Community

October 2016

New and Noteworthy

Get tobacco cessation resources, tools to help prevent diabetes, and tips to clear your home of clutter and prevent pests this fall.
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Practice, Practice, Practice

The Southern Nevada Health District’s Office of Public Health Preparedness (OPHP) is responsible for developing response plans that would be put into place in an emergency. But how do the preparers prepare? Practice, practice, practice.
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Three Steps to Fight the Flu

To stay healthy and flight the flu, the Southern Nevada Health District reminds the public to get a flu shot every year, limit your exposure to people who are sick and if you get sick, stay home. Always take medications as prescribed by a physician and practice healthy habits to stay healthy this flu season.
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Vector Surveillance: Science and Art

Mosquito surveillance begins in March and continues through October each year. Surveillance is a tool to identify mosquito-borne illnesses in the community including West Nile virus and St. Louis Encephalitis. It is also used as an early warning system for the introduction of new diseases like Zika or chikgunya into the community.
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