Foodborne Disease Agents


Get the Latest Data

This resource provides data updated nightly for a large number of disease generated by the New Mexico Indicator-Based Information System.

Visit the New Mexico Infectious Disease Data page on the Indicator-Based Information System website for the latest infectious disease epidemiology data for New Mexico.

The reports are updated nightly and contain information from 2006 to present. You can easily select the specific data you want to see by customizing the query to restrict the topic, geographic area, time period, and population details such as age, sex, and race/ethnicity.

This excellent resource also provides a helpful fact sheet for each of the diseases.


Latest Publications


Latest News

Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apples December 19, 2014 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis that has just been linked to eating caramel apples. As of December 17, 2014, a total of 28 cases have been identified... « read more »

Risk of Human Salmonella Infections Return This Easter Season March 26, 2014 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Awareness

Each spring, New Mexico children become infected with Salmonella, a germ that is often found on live baby poultry, such as chicks, ducklings, goslings, and even baby turkeys. It can make a person sick. « read more »

Salmonella Risk in Baby Chicks and Other Young Poultry March 25, 2014 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Livestock Board are again warning families that plan to purchase baby chicks or other baby birds this spring to use extreme caution in order to avoid Salmonella infection, especially if buying the birds for young children. « read more »


Manual for Investigation

This purpose of this Foodborne Illness Manual for Investigation is to provide guidance for prompt detection of and response to foodborne illness outbreaks in New Mexico, recognizing that a successful foodborne illness outbreak investigation requires collaboration between partners from the disciplines of epidemiology, environmental health, food science and microbiology.


Fact Sheets


Reports