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.
The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a 28-year-old man from McKinley County has died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). A 49-year-old man from Otero County is still hospitalized with HPS but is improving. Including these recent cases, New Mexico this year has had a total of six H... « read more »
The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that the adult fall-related death rate decreased 9.5% from 2011 through 2013. The fall-related death rate among adults aged 65 and older in New Mexico declined to 79.6/100,000, nearly the same rate as in 2002, according to a New Mexico Epidemiolog... « read more »
The New Mexico Department of Health informed Christus St.Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe this afternoon that a patient who was transported to the hospital did not meet criteria for Ebola testing. That determination is made based on information provided to the Department about the patient’s travel his... « read more »
Just weeks ago the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made a prediction. It estimated that, given world travel patterns, the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States could come as soon as the end of September. Late last Tuesday afternoon came the announcement about the case in D... « read more »
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 »
Today the New Mexico Department of Health announced the first laboratory-confirmed influenza case of the season in a 94-year-old man from Bernalillo County who was hospitalized. Last year, the first case of influenza was also reported in mid-September. « read more »
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