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Today, the Women, Infants, and Children program was recognized nationally for supporting breastfeeding mothers. New Mexico’s program was one of only eight in the nation to receive the Loving Support Award of Excellence from the United States Department of Agriculture. To receive the award, programs have to go above and beyond in their support of mothers and their children.
The New Mexico Department of Health’s Lea County Women, Infants, Children program in partnership with Natural Nesters and the Legacy Pregnancy Resource Center, will host its annual National Breastfeeding Month Event at the Lea County Mom and Baby Fair in Hobbs.
The New Mexico Department of Health, in partnership with Allen Theatres and the Mesilla Valley Mall, will be hosting its annual back-to-school immunization walk-in clinic for children at the Mesilla Valley Mall in Las Cruces.
The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 46-year-old Bernalillo County man has tested positive for Zika virus infection. Testing was conducted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Fort Collins, Colorado. The man acquired the virus while traveling to Central America.
The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that it will be issuing licenses to 12 applicants who applied to become licensed non-profit producers in the state’s Medical Cannabis Program. Licensure is contingent upon the applicants’ acceptance and demonstration of regulatory compliance.
The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 54-year-old man from Cibola County has died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. This is the second case of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in New Mexico this year. An environmental investigation will be conducted at the patient’s home to help reduce the risk to others.