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Department of Health investigates suspected wound botulism case August 19, 2020 - Infectious Disease Surveillance - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is investigating a suspected case of wound botulism in Bernalillo County. The man in his 30’s is hospitalized and has reported injection drug use. « read more »



Department of Health reports first human hantavirus pulmonary syndrome case of 2020 August 17, 2020 - Infectious Disease Surveillance - Awareness

A Taos County man in his 50s is hospitalized with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), a severe and sometimes fatal respiratory disease in humans that’s transmitted by infected rodents through exposure to their urine, droppings or saliva. « read more »



Department of Health Reports Human Case of Plague in Santa Fe County July 27, 2020 - Infectious Disease Surveillance - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports a Santa Fe County man in his 60s has been diagnosed with bubonic plague – the first human plague case in New Mexico in 2020. « read more »



COVID-19 Coronavirus Testing Now Available in New Mexico March 3, 2020 - Infectious Disease Surveillance - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health’s State Scientific Laboratory now has capacity to test for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. The tests kits, provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, allow the Department of Health to test several hundred patients without having to send samples... « read more »



Free Testing for Persons Who Received Any Injections, April 29, 2019 - Infectious Disease Surveillance - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) continues to strongly encourage clients of the VIP Spa in Albuquerque to come in for free and confidential Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and hepatitis B and C virus testing. « read more »



Seeking Albuquerque Spa Customers for Testing September 21, 2018 - Infectious Disease Surveillance - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health continues reaching out to clients of Albuquerque’s VIP Spa, located in downtown Albuquerque at 809 Tijeras Avenue NW, Suite B, to provide information about and to test for possible blood-borne infections. « read more »



First Flu Cases of the Season Reported in New Mexico September 18, 2018 - Infectious Disease Surveillance - Alert

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced the first laboratory confirmed cases of flu of the 2018-2019 season. All three persons, ages 8, 11 and 13 years of age, live in Quay County and reported no recent out of state travel. « read more »



NMDOH Recommends Clients of VIP Spa in Albuquerque Receive Testing for Blood-Borne Infections September 11, 2018 - Infectious Disease Surveillance - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health is today recommending that certain persons who received any type of injection related service, including a vampire facial, at the VIP Spa come to the Midtown Public Health Office this week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C lab testin... « read more »