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Hep-A, West Nile, What Else? Public Health Questions Answered


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A nurse prepares a hepatitis A vaccine.

Earlier this month, the Southern Nevada Health District declared an “acute” hepatitis A outbreak. In April, Clark County saw its first case of potentially fatal West Nile virus. And two cases of measles were reported this spring, too. 

People think about their health when they get a cold or flu, but how much do we know about the health of the community at large? What vaccinations are required in our local public schools? How can you help someone get tested for an illness?  

Joseph Iser, the health district's chief medical officer, discusses the latest issues in public health, including vaccination policies and the health problems caused by Southern Nevada's scorching summers.

(Editor's note: This conversation originally aired June 2019) 

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Joseph Iser, chief medical officer, Southern Nevada Health District

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