Zoonotic Disease Program

Zoonosis describes the process whereby an infectious disease is transmitted between species. It usually refers specifically to diseases that can travel from non-human animals to humans. They include all diseases that people can contract from animals such as wildlife, domestic animals, insects, primates, and birds.


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Animal Plague Cases in Santa Fe Area January 15, 2015 - Zoonotic Disease - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting five cases of plague in animals in the Santa Fe area since November 2014. Three cats, one dog and one mouse have all been confirmed with plague. Confirmatory testing was conducted at the Scientific Laboratory Division. All of the positive animals are... « read more »

Casos de Peste en Animales en el Área de Santa Fe

Hantavirus Death of McKinley County Man December 4, 2014 - Zoonotic Disease - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a 28-year-old man from McKinley County has died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). A 49-year-old man from Otero County is still hospitalized with HPS but is improving. Including these recent cases, New Mexico this year has had a total of six H... « read more »

Un Hombre Muerto por Hantavirus en el Condado de McKinley

First New Mexico West Nile Virus Death of 2014 September 23, 2014 - Zoonotic Disease - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that an 89-year-old man from Lea County has died from West Nile virus infection. This is the first fatality due to West Nile virus in New Mexico in 2014. The man had encephalitis, the more severe clinical form of the disease, and had been hospitali... « read more »

Primera Muerte por el Virus del Nilo Occidental en Nuevo México en 2014


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