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Department of Health issues air quality tips during statewide wildfires June 18, 2024 - Environmental Health - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMHealth) is urging New Mexicans to consider air quality safety and wildfire preparation this week in response to wildfires in the state – particularly in the Lincoln and Otero County areas where the Village of Ruidoso and the lands of the Mescalero Apache Trib... « read more »

Department of Health confirms first cases of measles since 2021 May 31, 2024 - Vaccine Preventable Diseases - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMHealth) announced today two children from Taos County are the first confirmed measles cases in the state since 2021. The children are under 10 years old, live in the same household, were not vaccinated, and developed fever and rash after returning from internat... « read more »

State program uncovers xylazine in fentanyl samples April 29, 2024 - Harm Reduction - Alert

Xylazine has been commonly found in combination with heroin and illicitly manufactured fentanyl in the eastern United States for years, but this is the first time it has been officially identified in the state. « read more »