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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 »

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 »

Plague Activity Continues in the East Mountain Area July 25, 2014 - Zoonotic Disease - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health and the Department of Game and Fish report continuing instances of plague in the East Mountain area, which includes parts of Bernalillo, Torrance, and Santa Fe counties. Two animals, a mountain lion and a small raccoon-like mammal called a coati, from the Wildlife... « read more »


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