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
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
Decrease in Childhood Obesity

Latest

Mumps Cases Reported in Chaves County

The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating two cases of mumps in high school students in Chaves County. Mumps is a highly contagious disease that is typically preventable through vaccination.


Flu Activity Now Peaked in New Mexico

The New Mexico Department of Health reports that although flu activity remains widespread across the state, it appears activity overall in New Mexico has peaked and will likely continue to gradually decrease for the remainder of the season which is expected to be several more weeks.


Flu Activity Still Rising in New Mexico

The New Mexico Department of Health reports the number of flu-related illnesses and deaths continue to increase across New Mexico.



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.


Additional Cases of Human Plague in Santa Fe County

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting two recent confirmed plague cases in 52-year-old and 62-year-old females from Santa Fe County. With the addition of these cases, there have been three human plague cases from Santa Fe County in 2017. All three cases required hospitalization. There have been no deaths from plague in 2017.


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.