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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 »