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Increase in Chickenpox Cases in Albuquerque Area March 13, 2014 - Immunization - Vaccination

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting an increase in the number of cases of chickenpox in school-aged children in the Albuquerque area over the past few weeks. The Department has investigated 8 reported cases since February 3rd, 2014, compared to 3 total cases that were reported in the s... « read more »

Doctor Visits for Flu Are Decreasing January 30, 2014 - Influenza Surveillance - Vaccination

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 »

Higher Hospitalization Rates for 18-64 Year Olds This Season January 17, 2014 - Influenza Surveillance - Vaccination

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 »

Adult Vaccinations Prevent Pneumonia-related Illness and Death December 23, 2013 - Immunization - Vaccination

Pneumococcal disease, caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, is one of the most common causes of pneumonia among New Mexicans. So far this year, approximately 300 people in New Mexico have been diagnosed with severe pneumococcal disease. « read more »

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