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 is reporting five cases of plague in animals in the Santa Fe area since November 2014. Three cats, one dog and one mouse have all been confirmed with plague. Confirmatory testing was conducted at the Scientific Laboratory Division. All of the positive animals are... « read more »
You’re seeing the story more and more in the national news, and flu activity is increasing in New Mexico. Over the past few weeks, more and more of us are coming down with the flu. « read more »
The New Mexico Department of Health reported today that it has confirmed the state’s first flu-related deaths for the 2014-2015 influenza season. The five deaths were of a 29 year-old man from Curry County, a 79 year-old woman from Sandoval County, an 86 year-old woman and 81 year-old woman, both... « 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 »
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 top 10 names thus far in 2014 only account for 7.3% of female and 8.3% of male names. « read more »
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