Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Bureau

The goal of the NMDOH Infectious Disease Bureau (IDB) is to reduce the spread of infectious diseases through prevention, care, testing, screening and surveillance work.

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Coverage of Naloxone Under Medicaid Announced June 18, 2014 - Harm Reduction - Information

The New Mexico Human Services Department and the New Mexico Department of Health announced that Centennial Care will cover a medication used to revive an individual experiencing a drug overdose. Naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is a prescription medication that can be sprayed into the... « read more »

Good Reasons to Immunize Children April 30, 2014 - Immunization - Awareness

Thanks to immunization, we can now protect infants and children from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before age two, and the National Immunization Survey consistently shows childhood immunization rates for vaccines routinely recommended for children remain at or near record levels. « read more »

National Infant Immunization Week April 29, 2014 - Immunization - Celebration

The New Mexico Department of Health this week observes the 20th anniversary of National Infant Immunization Week (April 26th – May 3rd) and encourages parents to talk with their child’s doctor about getting up-to-date on vaccines—particularly as summer activities approach. « read more »

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