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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Hantavirus Death of McKinley County Man December 4, 2014 - Zoonotic Disease - Disease

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 »

Un Hombre Muerto por Hantavirus en el Condado de McKinley

New Mexico Adult Falls Death Rate Decreases December 2, 2014 - Older Adult Falls - Information

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 »

Disminuye La Tasa de Mortalidad por Caídas en Nuevo México

Ebola Not Suspected in Santa Fe Patient October 14, 2014 - Ebola Virus Disease - Disease

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 »

No se Sospecha Ébola en un Paciente de Santa Fe

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Health Department on Watch for Ebola October 8, 2014 - Ebola Virus Disease - Disease

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 »

El Departamento de Salud está Vigilando por Ébola

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

First Influenza Case of the Season Reported in New Mexico September 25, 2014 - Influenza Surveillance - Information

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 »

Primer Caso de Influenza de la Temporada Anunciado en Nuevo México


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