New Mexico Department of Health
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Featured

The Importance of Good Dental Health
School-Based Health Center Changes
Dental Health for Kids Begins with Parents
Taking Steps to Educate about Zika Virus
A Challenge for Many Families
Start Young with Cancer Prevention
A Threat We Can’t See or Smell
Preventing and Managing Diabetes
The STD Hiding in Plain Sight
Adults Need Vaccines, Too

Latest

Clovis WIC Program Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Clovis Women, Infants, Children program and the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force, will host its annual World Breastfeeding Week Event and The Big Latch at Clovis Carver Library.


Roswell WIC Program Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Roswell Women, Infants, Children program and the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force along with the local chapter La Leche League will host its annual World Breastfeeding Week Event at Carpenter Park.


Las Cruces WIC Program Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Las Cruces Women, Infants, Children program along with Children’s Medical Services, Families First and the Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition program will host its annual Breastfeeding Celebration at the Las Cruces Public Health Office.



Popular

Mosquitoes Capable of Transmitting Zika Found in Sierra County

The New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico State University announced today that Aedes aegypti, a species of mosquito that can transmit Zika virus, has been identified in Sierra County. This is the first time this mosquito species has been identified in this county.


Human Plague Case Confirmed in Bernalillo County

The New Mexico Department of Health, the City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department, and the Bernalillo County Health Protection Section announced today a confirmed case of plague in a 77-year-old man from Bernalillo County. The case was confirmed at the Department of Health’s Scientific Laboratory Division. This is the second human case of plague in New Mexico this year.


Plague Case in Bernalillo County Adult

The New Mexico Department of Health reports plague in a 67-year-old man from Bernalillo County whose illness was likely caused by a bite he sustained from a wild prairie dog from Santa Fe County. The man was hospitalized and now is home recovering. Confirmatory testing was performed at the Department’s Scientific Laboratory Division. This is the third human plague case in New Mexico this year.