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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Training on Social Media for Disaster Response and Recovery July 29, 2014 - Emergency Response Education - Information

On Tuesday, July 29th and Wednesday, July 30th, the New Mexico Department of Health, in collaboration with the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, will be hosting a course on the use of social media in disaster preparedness, response and recovery. « read more »

Plague Activity Continues in the East Mountain Area July 25, 2014 - Zoonotic Disease - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health and the Department of Game and Fish report continuing instances of plague in the East Mountain area, which includes parts of Bernalillo, Torrance, and Santa Fe counties. Two animals, a mountain lion and a small raccoon-like mammal called a coati, from the Wildlife... « read more »

Plague Case in Rio Arriba County Woman July 21, 2014 - Zoonotic Disease - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting a case of plague in a 43-year-old woman from Rio Arriba County who is currently hospitalized. Confirmatory testing was conducted at the Department’s Scientific Laboratory Division. The first plague case in New Mexico in 2014 was reported in April in... « read more »

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Cibola County Public Health Office Now Issuing Birth Certificates January 30, 2014 - Vital Records - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Cibola County Public Health Office is now issuing birth certificates at the office on a part time basis. « read more »

Wildfire Resources May 13, 2014 - Environmental Public Health Tracking - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health advises residents to learn how to protect themselves and their families from smoke exposure this fire season. The Department of Health has prepared a website with information to help you protect your health and plan your actions during emergencies. « read more »

Warning Residents about Tularemia July 10, 2014 - Zoonotic Disease - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a laboratory confirmed case of tularemia in a 65 year-old woman from Bernalillo County. The cause of the woman’s illness was confirmed at the Department’s Scientific Laboratory Division. The woman was hospitalized but has recovered and gone hom... « read more »


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