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Decline in Tuberculosis Reported March 22, 2018 - Tuberculosis Prevention - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Tuberculosis Program reports there has been a sharp drop in the rate of tuberculosis in the state over the last two decades. Between 1996 and 2017, New Mexico saw TB decrease by 66%. « read more »



World Tuberculosis Day March 23, 2017 - Tuberculosis Prevention - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health in recognizing World Tuberculosis Day. The commemoration, held March 24th of each year, raises awareness about tuberculosis. « read more »



Department of Health Announces Tuberculosis Test Results July 10, 2015 - Tuberculosis Prevention - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health has received test results for 85 people who were exposed to a man with active, infectious tuberculosis in Clovis. Five individuals tested positive for non‐contagious Tuberculosis infection. The Department of Health will offer those individuals treatment. Due to... « read more »



Department of Health to Test Individuals Exposed to Man with Tuberculosis June 23, 2015 - Tuberculosis Prevention - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health has identified roughly 100 people in Curry County who may have been exposed to a man who tested positive for active, infectious tuberculosis. On Tuesday June 23rd and Wednesday, June 24th, the Department of Health will offer free screenings and evaluations to the... « read more »



New Collaborative Effort for Tuberculosis Treatment March 24, 2015 - Tuberculosis Prevention - Information

Today the New Mexico Department of Health and Project ECHO announced a new collaborative effort to treat tuberculosis patients in New Mexico. Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) utilizes telementoring and knowledge sharing to build primary care capacity to treat complex condit... « read more »



Assessing Test Results for New Mexico Babies Possibly Exposed to Tuberculosis September 26, 2014 - Tuberculosis Prevention - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health reports evaluations are still underway for 16 New Mexico babies tested at the Sunland Public Health Office Tuesday, and an additional 26 tested Wednesday at the Anthony Public Health Office for possible exposure to tuberculosis (TB). To date, none of the children... « read more »



Testing 42 New Mexico Babies Possibly Exposed to Tuberculosis September 25, 2014 - Tuberculosis Prevention - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health has tested 42 New Mexico babies over two days who may have been exposed to a hospital employee with an active case of Tuberculosis in the post-partum and newborn nursery area of Providence Hospital in El Paso, Texas between September 2013 and August 2014. « read more »



Tuberculosis Tests Continue for Patients Possibly Exposed at El Paso Hospital September 24, 2014 - Tuberculosis Prevention - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health today begins its second day of tuberculosis screening for dozens of New Mexico babies who may have been exposed to a hospital employee with an active case of Tuberculosis (TB) in the post-partum and newborn nursery area of Providence Hospital in El Paso, Texas bet... « read more »



Tuberculosis Tests for Patients Possibly Exposed at an El Paso Hospital September 22, 2014 - Tuberculosis Prevention - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today it is providing tuberculosis screening to approximately 50 New Mexico babies who may have been exposed to a hospital employee with an active case of Tuberculosis (TB) in the post-partum and newborn nursery area of Providence Hospital in El Paso, Te... « read more »



Raising Awareness about Tuberculosis March 24, 2014 - Tuberculosis Prevention - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health is using today, World TB Day, to raise awareness about tuberculosis. Currently, hundreds of people in New Mexico are living with TB infection and could benefit from treatment to prevent activation of their disease. « read more »