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o Response actions related to quarantine and isolation will be in accordance with the
NMDOH EOP Quarantine Annex and NMDOH EOP Pandemic Influenza Emergency
Response, Appendix 2, Attachment 8: Disease Control and Prevention
o NMDOH will recommend the use of control measures such as individual contact
tracing and quarantine as feasible and practical, depending upon the epidemiology
of the pandemic.
o NMDOH will recommend the use of social-distancing measures individually, and
within groups and communities.
o NMDOH will consider implementation of community-based containment measures,
including closure of public buildings, cancellation of school and public events,
depending upon the epidemiologic intelligence related to the pandemic.
8. Travel-related Disease Transmission and US-Mexico Border Crossing
o NMDOH will develop protocols for managing ill arriving passengers identified by
airlines and other interstate transportation services, in collaboration with the New
Mexico Department of Public Safety, NM State Police, other law enforcement
authorities, quarantine officers, statewide airport and transportation officials, and
NMDOH Emergency Operations Plan – Appendix 2: Pandemic Influenza Emergency Response
10 March 2006
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o NMDOH will assist the New Mexico Department of Agriculture concerning the
prevention of importation of infected birds and animals.
o NMDOH will develop memoranda of agreements with appropriate hospitals to
manage suspected influenza patients entering New Mexico
o NMDOH will establish agreements with emergency medical services and protocols
for transport of patients to hospitals for isolation and evaluation.
o NMDOH and its partners will identify quarantine facilities for housing passengers,
crew, emergency workers and any other persons who may have been exposed to an
o NMDOH and its partners, including sovereign American Indian populations and
Mexico will establish protocols to restrict travel within the borders of the State during
o NMDOH will engage first responders, health care providers, legal authorities, CDC
and other national and international groups to encourage pandemic influenza
planning and response coordination, with an emphasis on the inclusion of Texas and
o NMDOH will conduct and participate in exercises and drills along the NM US-Mexico
Border relating to pandemic influenza response.