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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 »