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H1N1 (Swine Flu) Updates and Information

Click the NM DOH link to find up-to-the-minute H1N1 alerts

Department of Health Weekly Media Updates (discontinued after 12/23/2009 - any H1N1 updates will be announced in news releases):

H1N1 News Releases

November 4—Dept. of Health Announces Pediatric H1N1-Related Influenza Death in Bernalillo County

October 7—Department of Health Provides Recommendations for People with Flu-Like Symptoms

October 5—Department of Health Announces the First Shipment of H1N1 Vaccine Has Been Ordered

October 2—Dept. of Health Announces Two Deaths in Children Related to H1N1 Influenza

September 11—"Continuity of Education" memo from Education Secretary to district superintendents and charter school directors

August 31— Health Secretary Encourages High-Risk Individuals Sick With Flu to Call Doctor | Department of Health Confirms H1N1 Influenza Death in 52-year-old Female

August 27—Department of Health Confirms H1N1 Influenza Cases in Kirtland, Los Alamos Schools—State Expects Additional H1N1 Cases in New Mexico Schools

August 24—Health Secretary Says Clusters of Influenza-like Illness in Schools ExpectedDepartment of Health Investigates Clusters of Illness in Two Schools

August 18—Federal Guidelines Encourage Employers to Plan Now for Upcoming Influenza Season (NMDOH)

August 18—Department of Health to Focus on Priority Groups First for H1N1 Vaccine | CDC Issues New Guidance for Businesses to Plan for H1N1 Flu Season (USDHS)

Press archives—New Mexico Governor's Office
Press archives—New Mexico Public Education Department

February 2010 Letter to Schools and Superintendents from DOHContinued H1N1 vaccination efforts still needed

Secretary García H1N1 Memos to Superintendents

Download the New Mexico School Flu Guidance Summary updated September 2009

Now available on the NM DOH website:
Preparing for the Flu: A Toolkit for NM Schools

Outline for the School Flu Toolkit

H1N1 Background Information for School Adminsitrators (NMDOH)

Guidance for State and Local Public Health Officials and School Administrators for School (K-12) Responses to Influenza during the 2009-2010 School Year


H1N1 Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Ad Council Launch National Campaign to Help Prevent the Spread of the H1N1 Flu Virus

Additional resources, including New Mexico H1N1 Influenza Updates :

Updated CDC guidance for schools for the fall flu season is available at Flu.gov .

April 28 Sample Letter Sent to School Administrators
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Questions about swine flu may also be directed to the following advice lines:

Swine Influenza Hotline
1-866-850-5893 (all calls)
1-800-784-0394 (Español)

Nurse Advice Line      
1-877-725-2552 (symptomatic persons only)