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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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

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 »

Un Caso de Hantavirus en un Hombre del Condado de San Juan


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