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National Report Rates New Mexico Department of Health High In Health Emergency Preparedness February 6, 2020 - Public Relations - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is now one of 25 states and the District of Columbia named high performers in the Trust for America’s Health annual report on public health emergency preparedness. The news comes as NMDOH continues to monitor and respond to the novel coronavirus (2019-nC... « read more »



Department of Health Cautions Medical Providers to Be Alert for Novel Coronavirus January 22, 2020 - Public Relations - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports today it is alerting healthcare providers to be proactive and vigilant with regards to a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), particularly with travelers returning home from traveling abroad and presenting fever and respiratory symptoms. « read more »



New Mexico Department of Health Issues Alert for Risk of Heat-related illness in Southeast NM August 8, 2019 - Southeast Public Health Region - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) encourages persons in Southeast NM to rest, drink a lot of water, and get under shade when they are outdoors to reduce the risk of heat-related illness as the temperatures will remain high this week, especially in the following counties: Chaves, Eddy, Lea,... « read more »



Department of Health, Environment Department Issue Smoke Advisory for Potential Impacts in Lincoln County, New Mexico on Monday Night and Tuesday Morning June 24, 2019 - Air Quality - Alert

The New Mexico Departments of Health and Environment are issuing a smoke advisory for Nogal, Capitan, Lincoln, Hondo and surrounding communities due to anticipated smoke from the Pine Lodge Fire near the Capitan Mountain Wilderness. The advisory will be in effect through 10:00 am Tuesday. « read more »



Smoke Advisory for Potential Impacts to Central and NE New Mexico June 21, 2019 - Air Quality - Alert

The New Mexico Departments of Health and Environment are issuing a smoke advisory, effective now through 10 am Saturday for Cibola County, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Las Vegas and surrounding communities due to anticipated smoke from the Woodbury Gap Fire in Arizona. « read more »



Department of Health Announces a Second Death Associated with the Hepatitis A Outbreak May 13, 2019 - Hepatitis Prevention - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed 103 acute hepatitis A virus infections with 2 associated deaths in adults ranging in age from 19-64 years in Bernalillo County since the end of October 2018. « read more »



Free Testing for Persons Who Received Any Injections, April 29, 2019 - Infectious Disease Surveillance - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) continues to strongly encourage clients of the VIP Spa in Albuquerque to come in for free and confidential Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and hepatitis B and C virus testing. « read more »



Fox bites homeowner, tests positive for rabies January 29, 2019 - Zoonotic Diseases - Alert

On Saturday, Conservation Officer Justin Hepler responded to a call from a Las Vegas homeowner who was bitten by a fox she believed was starving when she attempted to feed it. « read more »



Department of Health Investigates Outbreak of Hepatitis A in Albuquerque November 19, 2018 - Hepatitis Prevention - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A in Bernalillo County. Since the end of October NMDOH has confirmed four acute hepatitis A virus infections in adults ranging in age from 34-53 years. « read more »



Salmonella Associated with Ground Beef October 30, 2018 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Department of Agriculture on a multi-state cluster of Salmonella infections linked to ground beef. « read more »



First Flu Cases of the Season Reported in New Mexico September 18, 2018 - Infectious Disease Surveillance - Alert

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced the first laboratory confirmed cases of flu of the 2018-2019 season. All three persons, ages 8, 11 and 13 years of age, live in Quay County and reported no recent out of state travel. « read more »



NMDOH Recommends Clients of VIP Spa in Albuquerque Receive Testing for Blood-Borne Infections September 11, 2018 - Infectious Disease Surveillance - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health is today recommending that certain persons who received any type of injection related service, including a vampire facial, at the VIP Spa come to the Midtown Public Health Office this week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C lab testin... « read more »



Potential Air Quality Impacts to Areas of Northern New Mexico June 28, 2018 - Air Quality - Alert

With the Sardinas Canyon Fire burning in the Carson National Forest approximately 18 miles southeast of Taos, the New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico Environment Department are monitoring air quality in areas of Northern New Mexico that may be affected by smoke from the wildfire – inclu... « read more »



Smoke Advisory for Communities in Animas River Valley June 8, 2018 - Communications - Alert

The New Mexico Environment Department and New Mexico Department of Health is issuing a smoke advisory for Farmington and surrounding northwestern New Mexico communities due to anticipated smoke from the 416 Fire in Colorado. The advisory is in effect now through Saturday at 11:00 am. « read more »



Potential Impacts from Tire Fire Near Cuba June 7, 2018 - Communications - Alert

A tire fire that started overnight and is located approximately 5 miles south of Cuba on CR 11 is generating smoke which may impact nearby residents. Smoke from tire fires contains a number of toxic air contaminants and particulate matter. The New Mexico Department of Health advises all residents ne... « read more »



Whooping Cough Outbreak in McKinley County April 26, 2018 - Pertussis - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today additional cases of whooping cough in an ongoing community-wide outbreak in McKinley County, and urges New Mexico residents in at-risk groups to protect themselves by getting vaccinated. « read more »



Whooping Cough Infections Identified in McKinley County March 20, 2018 - Pertussis - Alert

As of March 14, 2018, New Mexico Department of Health reports eight laboratory-confirmed cases of whooping cough, and an additional 15 probable cases . These cases have primarily occurred in school-aged children and their close household contacts in McKinley County. « read more »



Whooping Cough Infections Identified in Lea County December 14, 2017 - Pertussis - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today 14 whooping cough cases at several Lea County schools, since November 2017, with most of the infections occurring among elementary school students. « read more »



First Flu Cases of the Season Reported in New Mexico October 24, 2017 - Influenza Surveillance - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health reports today the first confirmed flu cases of the 2017-2018 season in the state including one death suspected to be flu-related. « read more »



Wildfire Smoke May Present Health Hazards for Residents Near El Cajete and Bonita Fires June 19, 2017 - Air Quality - Alert

Updated Smoke Forecasts for Potential Impacts to Areas of Northern New Mexico Wildfire Smoke May Present Health Hazards for Residents Near El Cajete and Bonita Fires. « read more »

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