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Photo of the publication cover. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza identified in New Mexico Cattle and Texas Resident-April 4,2024 Health Emergency Management - General April 4, 2024

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza identified in New Mexico Cattle and Texas Resident



Photo of the publication cover. Update for Clinicians on Testing, Treatment, and Vaccination for Monkeypox (MPOX) - March 18,2024 Health Emergency Management - General March 25, 2024

MPOX cases have declined in the United States since the peak of the outbreak in mid-August



Photo of the publication cover. CDC Recommends Additional Updated COVID-19 Dose for Older Adults - February 29, 2024 Health Emergency Management - General March 6, 2024

On February 28, 2024, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendation for adults aged 65 years and older to receive an additional dose of the updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine.



Photo of the publication cover. Increasing Incidence of Measles - March 5, 2024 Health Emergency Management - General March 5, 2024

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is notifying healthcare providers that there is an increasing incidence of measles in the United States and in other countries.



Photo of the publication cover. New Mexico Data Show Opportunity to Improve High-dose Influenza Vaccination for Patients 65 years and Older Health Emergency Management - General January 9, 2024

Healthcare providers in New Mexico can improve coverage with lifesaving vaccines and antivirals for influenza this season. Influenza vaccination coverage among adults ≥65 years old in New Mexico has increased between the previous two seasons, but at 63% this high-risk population remains below the full population Healthy People 2030 target of 70%.



Photo of the publication cover. Immunization Coverage for Influenza, COVID-19 and Use of Authorized/Approved Therapeutics Health Emergency Management - General December 15, 2023

Immunization Coverage for Influenza, COVID-19 and Use of Authorized/Approved Therapeutics



Photo of the publication cover. CDC Advisory - High Blood Lead Levels in Children Consuming Recalled Cinnamon Health Emergency Management - General November 15, 2023

CDC Advisory - High Blood Lead Levels in Children Consuming Recalled Cinnamon



Photo of the publication cover. Protecting Infants from RSV during the National Nirsevimab (Beyfortus) Shortage Health Emergency Management - General November 1, 2023

Protecting Infants from RSV during the National Nirsevimab (Beyfortus) Shortage



Photo of the publication cover. New Mexico Department of Health Announces Start of Influenza (Flu) Season 2023-2024 Health Emergency Management - General November 1, 2023

New Mexico Department of Health Announces Start of Influenza (Flu) Season



Photo of the publication cover. Increase in firearm related morbidity and mortality in New Mexico: Recommendations for preventing firearm injury, homicide and suicide Health Emergency Management - General October 20, 2023

Increase in firearm related morbidity and mortality in New Mexico: Recommendations for preventing firearm injury, homicide and suicide



Photo of the publication cover. Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Associated with Exposure to the State Fair Health Emergency Management - General October 5, 2023

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is investigating a statewide outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis associated with exposure to petting zoo livestock at the New Mexico State Fair, which took place from September 7-17th, 2023. There have been 3 patients with laboratory-confirmed Cryptosporidiosis infections and an additional 15 clinically compatible cases who report exposure to the NM State Fair. Cases reside in multiple counties across the state.



Photo of the publication cover. New Mexico Department of Health Seeks Clinician Enrollment in ILINet Health Emergency Management - General September 20, 2023

New Mexico Department of Health Seeks Clinician Enrollment in ILINet



Photo of the publication cover. CDC and FDA Recommend Updated (2023-2024) COVID19 Vaccines Health Emergency Management - General September 15, 2023

On September 11, 2023, the FDA approved the 2023-2024 formulation of both the Moderna COVID-19 and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 6 months of age and older. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted on September 12, 2023, to recommend the updated vaccines and the CDC endorsed the ACIP recommendations the same day.



Photo of the publication cover. Doxycycline Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (doxy-PEP) for the Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections Health Emergency Management - General August 28, 2023

Doxycycline Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (doxy-PEP) for the Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections



Photo of the publication cover. Increased Numbers of West Nile Cases in New Mexico in 2023 - August 18, 2023 Health Emergency Management - General August 28, 2023

Increased Numbers of West Nile Cases in New Mexico in 2023 - August 18, 2023



Photo of the publication cover. COVID-19 Update - Paxlovid Prescribing - August 24, 2023 Health Emergency Management - General August 28, 2023

As the number of COVID-19 cases rises across the US, the New Mexico Department of Health recommends that providers prescribe Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir/ritonavir) to all appropriate patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Paxlovid, an oral antiviral, is a highly effective treatment for COVID-19 but continues to be under prescribed by providers1. Support for the use of Paxlovid comes from several randomized trials and observational studies of symptomatic outpatients with COVID-19, which demonstrated a reduction in hospitalization and death.



Photo of the publication cover. New HIV infections associated with former VIP Spa in Albuquerque - June 26, 2023 Health Emergency Management - General June 29, 2023

New HIV infections associated with former VIP Spa in Albuquerque - June 26, 2023



Photo of the publication cover. Increased Numbers of Hantavirus Cases in New Mexico in 2023 - May 24, 2023 Health Emergency Management - General May 25, 2023

The New Mexico Department of Health has identified five cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) in New Mexico residents in the first five months of 2023, already exceeding the average annual case count.



Photo of the publication cover. Updated SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Test Result Reporting Instructions Health Emergency Management - General May 18, 2023

Updated SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Test Result Reporting Instructions



Photo of the publication cover. Drug Shortage of Bicillin L-A® for the Treatment of Syphilis Health Emergency Management - General May 9, 2023

Both the CDC and FDA are reporting national shortages of Benzathine penicillin G (Bicillin L-A®) due to increased demand: FDA Drug Shortages and CDC - STD Treatment - Drug notices. The FDA anticipates the issue will be resolved by the fourth quarter of this year. There are no emergency stockpiles of this medication and existing supplies are very limited.

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