New Mexico Department of Health
Our mission is to promote health and wellness, improve health outcomes, and assure safety net services for all people in New Mexico.

Zoonotic Disease Program

Zoonotic diseases are diseases that are transmitted between animals and humans. They include all diseases that people can contract from animals such as wildlife, domestic animals, insects, primates, and birds. Some important zoonotic diseases of New Mexico include Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Plague, Rabies, West Nile Virus, and Zika Virus.