EpiTrax is the
comprehensive surveillance and outbreak management application used for
managing public health in Nevada. Epitrax allows local and state agencies to
identify, investigate, and mitigate communicable diseases, environmental
hazards, and bioterrorism incidents. If you have any questions please email NVEpitrax@health.nv.gov.
- Nevada Epitrax User Guide
- Training Manual
- This manual provides an overview to navigating Epitrax. If you have a question about something in the manual or a proposed addition please email NVEpitrax@health.nv.gov.
- Data Dictionary
- In addition to the primary data elements with in Epitrax, Nevada has customize many disease specific fields necessary for statewide investigations and federal reporting. These additional fields have been captured in this data dictionary. Please note that the core data elements (present in all investigations independent of disease condition) are not in the data dictionary.
- Training Videos:
There have been NO confirmed cases of Ebola in Nevada, and a health risk of Ebola to Nevadans is extremely low. Included on this page are informational resources for those who wish to learn more about the Ebola Virus. The United States and Nevada have a robust healthcare system that detects, protects, and responds to disease threats of all kinds on a regular basis.
The Nevada Office of Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology conducts disease surveillance, investigates disease outbreaks, and initiates disease control activities. It also records and analyzes reportable disease information, conducts interviews with infected individuals and their contacts, refers individuals for medical treatment, analyzes data from disease investigations, identifies risk factors, provides education and recommendations on disease prevention, and works in conjunction with appropriate agencies to enforce communicable disease laws. The below is a link to guidance on Ebola provided to Nevada’s healthcare providers.
Ebola - Active Monitoring or Direct Active Monitoring
Individuals traveling from a West African country that is experiencing Ebola outbreak are being screened upon arrival by US Customs and Border Protection and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) upon entering the United States. Screening criteria is located on the CDC website:
The Foundations of Public Health Series
The Intelligence Cycle and Epidemiology Cycle