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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 »



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 »



Smoke Advisories in Effect for Impacts to Northern New Mexico June 19, 2017 - Air Quality - Alert

Smoke Advisories in Effect 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 »



Mosquitoes Capable of Transmitting Zika Virus Found in Doña Ana County May 18, 2017 - Zoonotic Diseases - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico State University announce today that Aedes aegypti, a species of mosquito that can transmit Zika virus, has been identified in Doña Ana County. « 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 »



Investigating Shigellosis in Three Southeast Counties November 15, 2016 - Emerging Infections - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating a recent increase in cases of Shigella sonnei (a.k.a., Shigella or Shigellosis) in Lea, Chaves, and Eddy counties. Shigellosis is a bacterial disease that causes diarrhea, fever, nausea, and sometimes vomiting, cramps, and toxemia (blood poisoning... « 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 »



Never to Drink Untreated Surface Water August 14, 2015 - Public Relations - Alert

Two individuals from New Mexico who say they consumed water directly from the Animas River, following the Gold King Mine spill, contacted the Department of Health and New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center. The individuals contacted the Department of Health and New Mexico Poison and Drug Info... « read more »



New Mexico Department of Health Warns Residents about Tularemia July 13, 2015 - Zoonotic Diseases - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a laboratory confirmed case of tularemia in a 51-year-old man from Los Alamos County. The case was confirmed at the Department’s Scientific Laboratory Division. The man was hospitalized but has recovered and gone home. There have also been 33 cas... « read more »



Department of Health Reports Animal Plague and Tularemia Cases May 15, 2015 - Zoonotic Diseases - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting 4 cases of plague and 10 cases of tularemia in animals in New Mexico since the beginning of the year. « read more »



Investigating Salmonella Cluster May 15, 2015 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health, the City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Dept, and the New Mexico Environment Department are jointly investigating a cluster of illness caused by Salmonella paratyphi. « read more »

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