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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 »



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 »



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 »



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 »



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 »



Potential Smoke Impacts from Wildfires across New Mexico June 19, 2017 - Air Quality - Alert

Potential Smoke Impacts from Wildfires across New Mexico State Agencies Remind Residents to Take Precautions to Protect Health and Be Ready! « read more »



Whooping Cough Outbreak in Eddy County December 20, 2016 - Pertussis - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today an outbreak of whooping cough (pertussis) in Eddy County. Twenty cases of whooping cough have been investigated or are currently being investigated in Eddy County residents since November 1st, 2016, including ten school-aged children. « read more »



Cryptosporidium Cases Associated with Raw Milk Products September 15, 2016 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Alert

Since August 31st, there have been 6 confirmed cases. Each reported consumption of raw milk products. The affected individuals are from Bernalillo County. Epidemiologists, laboratory staff and inspectors are working to confirm the source of the outbreak. « read more »



Mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika found in Lea County August 29, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Alert

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 Lea County, making it the first time this mosquito species has been identified in the county. « read more »



Mosquitoes Capable of Transmitting Zika Found in Sierra County August 25, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Alert

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. « read more »



Investigating Salmonella Case Linked to National Outbreak February 2, 2016 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the New Mexico Environment Department, the Albuquerque Environmental Health Department, and other state health departments as part of an ongoing investigation of Salm... « read more »



First Flu Deaths of the Season December 1, 2015 - Influenza Surveillance - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today the first flu-related deaths of the 2015-2016 season. The two deaths occurred in men, ages 67 and 69 years, in Dona Ana and San Miguel counties, respectively. It serves as a somber reminder that flu can cause serious illness or death, particularly... « read more »



Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Garden Variety Cucumbers September 4, 2015 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating 15 confirmed cases of Salmonella Poona infection in New Mexico that appear to be linked to eating garden variety cucumbers grown in Mexico. The department is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administra... « read more »

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