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Zoonotic Disease Program

Publications

Photo of the publication cover. Model Infection Control Plan Zoonotic Diseases - Guide December 8, 2017

This plan should be adapted to your practice in keeping with local, state, and federal regulations. Please refer to the full Compendium of Veterinary Standard Precautions for complete information and guidance.



Photo of the publication cover. Veterinary Precautions Compendium Zoonotic Diseases - Guide December 8, 2017

The objectives of the Compendium are to raise awareness of the scope of zoonotic disease risk in veterinary medicine; address infection control issues specific to veterinary practice; provide practical, science-based veterinary infection control guidance; and provide a model infection control plan for use in individual veterinary facilities.



Photo of the publication cover. Animal Rabies Compendium Zoonotic Diseases - Guide December 8, 2017

Rabies is a fatal viral zoonosis and a serious public health problem. All mammals are believed to be susceptible to the disease, and for purposes of this document, use of the term “animal” refers to mammals. The disease is an acute, progressive encephalitis caused by a lyssavirus.



Photo of the publication cover. Zika Care Connect Factsheet Zoonotic Diseases - Help December 8, 2017

Zika Care Connect aims to improve access to specialty healthcare services for the management of Zika virus infection during pregnancy and outcomes in infants caused by Zika. The program targets the most important and removable barriers to care, as identified by maternal and pediatric care experts. We focus on women infected with Zika during pregnancy, as well as infants born to mothers with laboratory evidence of Zika.



Photo of the publication cover. Animals in Public Settings Compendium Zoonotic Diseases - Guide December 8, 2017

This compendium provides standardized recommendations for public health officials, veterinarians, animal venue operators, animal exhibitors, visitors to animal venues and exhibits, and others concerned with control of disease and with minimizing health risks associated with animal contact in public settings.



Photo of the publication cover. Hantavirus Information for Physicians & Healthcare Workers Zoonotic Diseases - Help July 12, 2017

This document provides a wealth of information about Hantavirus for New Mexico physicians and healthcare workers including clinical recognition, presumptive laboratory recognition, presumptive clinical and laboratory recognition, immediate consultation and referral, rapid diagnostic testing, and more.



Photo of the publication cover. Hantavirus Frequently Asked Questions Zoonotic Diseases - Help April 10, 2017

This fact sheet answers frequently asked questions about Hantavirus including what it is, what the symptoms are, how it spreads, how long people are contagious, what treatments are available, and how to protect yourself from the virus.

Hantavirus Preguntas más Frecuentes



Photo of the publication cover. Rodent Exclusion Manual Zoonotic Diseases - Guide March 21, 2017

Controlling rodents in buildings is very important from the perspectives of both their potential effects on human health and their possible damage to physical structures. Rodent control can be an attainable goal, but it always demands more than randomly setting out a few traps.



Photo of the publication cover. Zika Preparedness and Response Plan Zoonotic Diseases - Plan January 4, 2017

This plan incorporates guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency. It also builds on lessons learned from planned events, disasters, emergencies, trainings, and exercises.



Photo of the publication cover. Rabies Compendium 2016 Zoonotic Diseases - Guide March 3, 2016

The 2016 Rabies Compendium by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians explains national animal rabies prevention and control best practices.

Introduction Letter



Photo of the publication cover. Prospective Serologic Monitoring Guidance Zoonotic Diseases - Guide March 3, 2016

Veterinarians and animal control officers may refer to the Guidance on Prospective Serologic Monitoring for further information on dogs and cats with a rabies exposure but uncertain rabies vaccination history.



Photo of the publication cover. Zika Virus Brochure Zoonotic Diseases - Marketing February 26, 2016

This brochure provides important facts about the Zika virus.

Folleto del Virus Zika



Photo of the publication cover. Arbovirus Case Reporting Form Zoonotic Diseases - Form October 14, 2015

Use this form to report cases of West Nile virus to the New Mexico Department of Health.



Photo of the publication cover. Rabies Frequently Asked Questions Zoonotic Diseases - Help January 3, 2014

This fact sheet answers the frequently asked questions about rabies including what it is, how people contract it, what the symptoms are, seeking medical attention, rabies vaccine, protecting your pet, how to deal with animal bites, and more!



Photo of the publication cover. West Nile Virus Fact Sheet Zoonotic Diseases - Help January 3, 2014

This fact sheet explains what West Nile Virus is, what the symptoms are, how the infection is spread, how long people are contagious for, what treatments are available, how you can protect yourself and your family, and more.

Virus del Nilo Occidental Hoja Informativa



Photo of the publication cover. West Nile Virus Frequently Asked Questions Zoonotic Diseases - Help January 3, 2014

This list of frequently asked questions explains about the virus, how people get infected, how it is transmitted, symptoms, treatment, and what to do if you get bitten by a mosquito.

Virus del Nilo Occidental Preguntas Más Frecuentes



Photo of the publication cover. Plague Frequently Asked Questions Zoonotic Diseases - Help January 3, 2014

This document answers common questions including what plague is, what symptoms are, how it spreads, how long people are contagious, what treatments are available, and more.

Preguntas más Frecuentes Sobre la Peste



Photo of the publication cover. West Nile Virus Manual for Investigation Zoonotic Diseases - Help December 11, 2013

The mosquito-borne viral encephalitides (arboviral diseases) are a group of acute central nervous system illnesses. The diseases of this group that occur in New Mexico are western equine encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, and West Nile virus.



Photo of the publication cover. Plague Manual for Investigation Zoonotic Diseases - Help December 9, 2013

Provides a wealth of information about plague for New Mexico physicians and healthcare workers including agent, mode of transmission, period of communicability, incubation period, common symptoms, specific forms of plague, laboratory diagnosis, treatment, surveillance, and reporting.



Photo of the publication cover. Rabies Manual for Investigation Zoonotic Diseases - Help May 1, 2013

Provides all the information required to investigate rabies cases including a summary of the disease, agent details, mode of transmission, period of communicability, incubation period, diagnosis, prophylaxis, surveillance, control measures, and more.

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