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WHEREAS, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) is one of the most common and 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 nearly all populations, and about 1 in 2,500 Americans have Alpha-1, according to the Alpha-1 Foundation; and

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

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

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim November 2020 as

ALPHA-1 AWARENESS MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 26th day of October 2020

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