Tuberculosis Prevention Program
The Tuberculosis (TB) program serves people infected with TB, contacts of active TB cases, public and private healthcare providers throughout New Mexico, and the general public.
Our purpose is to prevent and control the spread of Tuberculosis, by ensuring that active TB cases receive adequate care, directly observed therapy, and a contact investigation if infectious. Other important program activities are: case management of all active cases; interstate/international referrals; surveillance; training for healthcare workers and other stakeholders; and screening to indentify and treat Latent TB Infection (LTBI).
The New Mexico Department of Health reports evaluations are still underway for 16 New Mexico babies tested at the Sunland Public Health Office Tuesday, and an additional 26 tested Wednesday at the Anthony Public Health Office for possible exposure to tuberculosis (TB). To date, none of the children... « read more »
The New Mexico Department of Health has tested 42 New Mexico babies over two days who may have been exposed to a hospital employee with an active case of Tuberculosis in the post-partum and newborn nursery area of Providence Hospital in El Paso, Texas between September 2013 and August 2014. « read more »
The New Mexico Department of Health today begins its second day of tuberculosis screening for dozens of New Mexico babies who may have been exposed to a hospital employee with an active case of Tuberculosis (TB) in the post-partum and newborn nursery area of Providence Hospital in El Paso, Texas bet... « read more »