Influenza Surveillance Program
Influenza, also known as the flu, is transmitted from person to person through sneezes, coughs and touching with hands that were sneezed or coughed into without being washed afterwards.
It is usually a relatively mild disease in healthy adults and older children, but it can be serious in the elderly and very young, pregnant women, and those with chronic illnesses or other health problems. People in these high-risk groups should be vaccinated every year against influenza. Health care workers and others who live with or care for high-risk individuals also should be vaccinated yearly.
- abrupt onset of fever
- muscle pain
- extreme tiredness
- dry cough
- sore throat
- runny or stuffy nose and
- nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea (more common in children than adults)
For quick and easy reference to the nearest flu shot clinic available to you, please call the Nurse Advice Hotline at 877-725-2552.
The New Mexico Department of Health reports a decrease in people seeing their doctor for influenza-like illness. However, another flu death occurred in the 2013-2014 season. The new death reported is a 69-year-old woman from Bernalillo County. So far five influenza deaths ranging from 45 to 79 ye... « read more »
The New Mexico Department of Health confirms more flu deaths for the 2013-2014 season. New deaths reported are a 79-year-old man and a 73-year -old man from Bernalillo County and a 45-year-old man from Rio Arriba County. « read more »
The New Mexico Department of Health reported today that hospital rates among those aged 18-64 years are higher this season compared to last season. This influenza season we are seeing more hospitalizations in young and middle aged adults than normal, with flu activity continuing throughout New Mexi... « read more »
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