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Emerging Infections Program

The New Mexico Emerging Infections Program (NMEIP) participates in a national network of 10 sites working in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to gain information on emerging infections for surveillance, prevention, and disease control purposes.

The core activities of the national EIP network include active, population-based surveillance of laboratory-confirmed cases of reportable infectious diseases. The national EIP network began in 1995; New Mexico began conducting surveillance with the network in 2004. Population-based data from all 10 sites are aggregated by CDC and help inform the development and evaluation of public health policy and recommendations. Data contributed from NMEIP surveillance and related projects help broaden knowledge of disease patterns, risk factors, and vaccine effectiveness for a variety of infectious diseases. Data are also used at the state and county level to better understand infectious disease issues facing New Mexico and its residents.

Each EIP site involves a partnership between state and/or local health departments, public health and clinical laboratories, and academic institutions. NMEIP is based at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), and activities are conducted in collaboration with the University of New Mexico (UNM). NMEIP personnel from both institutions work closely with hospitals and laboratories throughout the state conducting active surveillance in nine Texas hospitals on the New Mexico/Texas border to identify New Mexico residents receiving medical care in Texas.

NMEIP activities augment those conducted by NMDOH, with particular focus on:

Activities in New Mexico

Active Bacterial Core Surveillance (ABCs)

New Mexico conducts active, population-based surveillance for invasive bacterial disease. Pathogens include:

NMEIP is engaged in several ABCs special projects, including:

Influenza Hospitalization Surveillance

Active, population-based surveillance in seven counties (Bernalillo, Chaves, Doña Ana, Grant, Luna, San Juan, and Santa Fe Counties) for laboratory confirmed influenza-related hospitalizations in adults and children.

Current FluSurv-NET special projects NMEIP contributes to include:

Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance

State-wide, active, population-based surveillance for foodborne diseases. Pathogens monitored include seven bacteria (Campylobacter, Listeria, Salmonella, shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC), Shigella, Vibrio, and Yersina); two parasites (Crytosporidium and Cyclospora); and one syndrome (post-diarrheal hemolytic uremic syndrome).

NMEIP is engaged in several current FoodNet special projects, including:

Healthcare-Associated Infections Community Interface (HAIC)

NMEIP is currently contributing to two main HAIC projects:

Emerging Infections Program Publications Listing

This document contains a complete listing of New Mexico Emerging Infections Program peer-reviewed articles, reports & updates, and conference abstracts.


EIP Day 2016

Presentations from the EIP Day Conference in Albuquerque, NM on September 23, 2016.

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