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WHEREAS, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) is one of the most common, serious, hereditary disorders in the world and can result in life-threatening lung disease in adults, and liver disease in both children and adults; and

WHEREAS, Alpha-1 has been identified in virtually all populations, and up to 6 percent of Caucasian people in the U.S. carry a single deficient gene and may pass the gene to their children; and

WHEREAS, Alpha-1 is widely underdiagnosed and misdiagnosed, and fewer than 10 percent of those predicted to have Alpha-1 have been diagnosed; anAlpha-1 is widely underdiagnosed and misdiagnosed, and fewer than 10 percent of those predicted to have Alpha-1 have been diagnosed; and

WHEREAS, it is important to increase awareness and detection of this serious misdiagnosed hereditary disorder; and

WHEREAS, the month of November is a time to educate the public as well as the medical community on Alpha-1 detection and treatment for those affected by this condition;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  November 2018 as

 Alpha-1 Awareness Month in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Sandoval, Barbara Cegavske and Craig Kozeniesky