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

New Mexicans Encouraged to Know Their Family Health History

The New Mexico Department of Health joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in encouraging New Mexico families to take time this Thanksgiving holiday to discuss your family’s health history.


Proper Antibiotic Use

The New Mexico Department of Health joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in participating in U.S Antibiotic Awareness Week, November 13-19. Be Antibiotics Aware is an educational campaign that encourages patients, families and healthcare professionals to be aware of antibiotics by learning about safe antibiotic prescribing and use.


Teen Birth Rate Declines in New Mexico

The New Mexico Department of Health reports a decrease in the 2016 teen birth rate in the state, continuing a steep decline that began in 2007. Births to teens in New Mexico are now at their lowest point in many decades.



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.