Public Health Informatics and Epidemiology (OPHIE) - Training and Education

Epitrax Resources

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 

Ebola Basics

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