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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 »



More Flu Deaths This Season January 23, 2014 - Influenza Surveillance - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health confirms more flu deaths for the 2013-2014 season. New deaths reported are a 79-year-old man and a 73-year -old man from Bernalillo County and a 45-year-old man from Rio Arriba County. « read more »



Flu Season's First Casualty January 15, 2014 - Influenza Surveillance - Alert

In public health, there's no satisfaction in saying, “Told you so.” The last time I talked about flu in this weekly column, I talked about how December is usually the month when you, I and everyone get busy preparing for the holidays and get forgetful about our health. Historically, in New Mex... « read more »



First Flu Death This Season January 9, 2014 - Influenza Surveillance - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today that it has confirmed the state’s first flu death for the 2013-2014 season. The death reported was a 76 year-old woman from Santa Fe County. « read more »