Epidemiology and Response Division

Tracks infectious diseases, injury and health statistics, trains organizations in disease control, injury prevention, responds to public health emergencies and provides vital records services. We also issue 228,000 birth and death certificates and register 28,000 births and 14,000 deaths each year.


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The Best Way to Protect the Ones You Love from Flu September 18, 2014 - Influenza Surveillance - Awareness

Just driving around town, you can see the signs. “Get Your Flu Shots Here”, “Flu Shots: No Appointment Needed”, and so on. It means flu season is coming whether we like it or not. Seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue as late as May, and the problem is it’s not... « read more »

Enterovirus D68 Becoming a Household Name September 18, 2014 - Epidemiology and Response - Information

It's been in the news a lot lately in New Mexico and nationwide: a virus that’s making hundreds of children around the country very sick, and in some cases even sending them to hospitals with severe coughing and trouble breathing. « read more »

Hantavirus Case in a San Juan County Man September 17, 2014 - Zoonotic Disease - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 50-year-old man from San Juan County is hospitalized with laboratory confirmed Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). This is the fourth case of Hantavirus in New Mexico this year. An environmental investigation will be conducted at the home o... « read more »

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Test Results Show UNM Hospital Patient Does Not Have Ebola August 21, 2014 - Infectious Disease Surveillance - Disease

Laboratory tests conducted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that a 30-year-old woman hospitalized at UNM Hospital does not have Ebola Virus Disease. The New Mexico Department of Health received the results today. « read more »

Los Resultados Muestran que la Paciente en el Hospital de UNM No Tiene Ébola

Potential Smoke Impacts from the Pino Fire September 2, 2014 - Environmental Public Health Tracking - Awareness

The Pino Fire is currently burning in an area of the Santa Fe National Forest five miles south of State Highway 4 and six miles east of Jemez Springs. Fire crews will begin multiple hand and aerial ignitions today to manage the wildfire. Based on forecasted weather conditions, smoke from the Pino Fi... « read more »

Posibles Impactos de Humo Procedentes del Pino Fuego

Update 1: NMDOH Working with CDC to Rule Out Ebola in Patient August 18, 2014 - Infectious Disease Surveillance - Disease

Blood samples from a UNM Hospital patient are scheduled to be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by the end of the day for testing to rule out Ebola. The testing is being done out of an abundance of caution. The Department expects to have test results back by the end of the week... « read more »

Actualización 1: El Departamento de Salud de NM Trabaja con CDC Para Descartar Ébola en una Paciente


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