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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 »



Blue Bell Recalls All Products Due to Listeria Concern April 21, 2015 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Alert

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Food and Drug Administration are investigating an outbreak of listeria infections linked to Blue Bell Ice Cream. « read more »



FDA Issues Notice of Possible Lead Poisoning Risk in Children April 13, 2015 - Lead Poisoning Prevention - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health received an alert from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding a powdered product called “Bo Ying compound,” which may contain high levels of lead. « read more »



First Flu-Related Deaths of the Season January 9, 2015 - Influenza Surveillance - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today that it has confirmed the state’s first flu-related deaths for the 2014-2015 influenza season. The five deaths were of a 29 year-old man from Curry County, a 79 year-old woman from Sandoval County, an 86 year-old woman and 81 year-old woman, both... « read more »



Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apples December 19, 2014 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis that has just been linked to eating caramel apples. As of December 17, 2014, a total of 28 cases have been identified... « read more »



Norovirus Cases Increasing in New Mexico December 12, 2014 - Norovirus - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today norovirus activity is increasing in New Mexico. The Department is recommending that everyone take precautions, especially around the very young, elderly and immunocompromised who are at risk for more serious illness due to norovirus infection. The... « read more »



Investigating Measles Case in New Mexico Resident December 3, 2014 - Public Relations - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that it is investigating a confirmed case of measles in Rio Arriba County. The 1-year-old child had not yet been immunized against the disease. This is the first confirmed measles case in New Mexico since February 2012. « read more »



Hantavirus Death in a San Juan County Woman June 17, 2014 - Zoonotic Diseases - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 67-year-old woman from San Juan County has died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). This is the first case of HPS in New Mexico this year. An environmental investigation will be conducted at the home of the patient to help reduce the ris... « read more »



Wildfire Resources May 13, 2014 - Environmental Public Health Tracking - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health advises residents to learn how to protect themselves and their families from smoke exposure this fire season. The Department of Health has prepared a website with information to help you protect your health and plan your actions during emergencies. « read more »



Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus May 6, 2014 - Epidemiology and Response - Alert

The first United States case of confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), identified in a traveler, was reported to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by the Indiana State Department of Health on May 1st, 2014. « read more »

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