Emerging Infections Program

The New Mexico Emerging Infections Program (NMEIP) is one of 10 sites collaborating with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor emerging infections for surveillance, prevention and disease control purposes.

The national EIP network, launched in 1995, conducts active, population-based surveillance of laboratory-confirmed cases of reportable infectious diseases. The CDC uses data collected by the network to help inform the development and evaluation of public health policy and recommendations.

NMEIP is a collaboration between the New Mexico Department of Health and The University of New Mexico. Personnel work closely with hospitals and laboratories throughout the state and along the New Mexico-Texas border.

Our Role

  • Prioritize projects that have the potential to lead to the prevention of disease.
  • Maintain the flexibility needed to respond to emergencies and new problems as they arise.
  • Communicate with broader public health audiences.
  • Help prepare future public health professionals.

EIP Programs

Active, population-based surveillance for invasive bacterial disease
Following laboratory-confirmed influenza-related hospitalizations in adults and children in seven counties
Monitoring foodborne bacterial and parasitic infections
Monitoring infections acquired in hospitals and other health care settings
Peer-reviewed articles, reports & updates, and conference abstracts