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Hantavirus Case in a San Juan County Man September 17, 2014 - Zoonotic Disease - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 50-year-old man from San Juan County is hospitalized with laboratory confirmed Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). This is the fourth case of Hantavirus in New Mexico this year. An environmental investigation will be conducted at the home o... « read more »

First Human West Nile Virus Case in NM in 2014 August 20, 2014 - Zoonotic Disease - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health reports a 45-year-old woman from San Juan County has been diagnosed with West Nile virus infection. She was not hospitalized and is at home recovering. This is the first human case of West Nile virus infection identified in New Mexico this year. « read more »

Primer Caso Humano del Virus del Nilo Occidental en NM en 2014

Rabies in a Bat from San Miguel County August 12, 2014 - Zoonotic Disease - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Scientific Laboratory Division confirmed rabies in a bat from San Miguel County. A 3-year-old girl came in contact with the bat while it was alive on the ground. The young child is receiving rabies vaccination to prevent her from developing the fatal disease. « read more »


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