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Department of Health Orders Increased Screening of Syphilis

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) today is issuing a public health order requiring the increased screening of syphilis for pregnant women statewide to prevent congenital syphilis, a disease that occurs when a mother with sexually transmitted syphilis passes the infection on to her baby during pregnancy.

Department of Health Reports First Child Death of Flu Season

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports today the death of a one-year-old Roosevelt County resident from influenza-related illness, becoming New Mexico’s first pediatric influenza (flu)death of the 2019-2020 season. Since the start of the flu season, NMDOH has identified 52 pneumonia and influenza-related deaths.

Department of Health announces top New Mexico baby names in 2019

Here is the list of top ten baby names in New Mexico in 2019 as compiled by the Department of Health’s Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics.