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New Mexico Department of Health investigates Shigella outbreak January 13, 2017 - Emerging Infections - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health continues investigating an ongoing increase of cases of Shigella (a.k.a., Shigella sonnei or Shigellosis) in Lea, Chaves, and Eddy counties. « read more »



Investigating Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease December 2, 2016 - Emerging Infections - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is investigating a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases. NMDOH has identified six patients from Chaves County with confirmed Legionnaires’ disease since the first week of October 2016. « read more »



Investigating Shigellosis in Three Southeast Counties November 15, 2016 - Emerging Infections - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating a recent increase in cases of Shigella sonnei (a.k.a., Shigella or Shigellosis) in Lea, Chaves, and Eddy counties. Shigellosis is a bacterial disease that causes diarrhea, fever, nausea, and sometimes vomiting, cramps, and toxemia (blood poisoning... « read more »



Completion of Active Ebola Virus Disease Monitoring January 12, 2016 - Emerging Infections - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health reports that as part of its Ebola Virus Disease response plan, it has completed active monitoring of travelers returning to New Mexico from countries in West Africa that were part of the largest EVD epidemic in history. « read more »