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Plague Case in Rio Arriba County Woman July 21, 2014 - Zoonotic Disease - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting a case of plague in a 43-year-old woman from Rio Arriba County who is currently hospitalized. Confirmatory testing was conducted at the Department’s Scientific Laboratory Division. The first plague case in New Mexico in 2014 was reported in April in... « read more »

Warning Residents about Tularemia July 10, 2014 - Zoonotic Disease - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a laboratory confirmed case of tularemia in a 65 year-old woman from Bernalillo County. The cause of the woman’s illness was confirmed at the Department’s Scientific Laboratory Division. The woman was hospitalized but has recovered and gone hom... « read more »

Hantavirus Death in a San Juan County Woman June 17, 2014 - Zoonotic Disease - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 67-year-old woman from San Juan County has died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). This is the first case of HPS in New Mexico this year. An environmental investigation will be conducted at the home of the patient to help reduce the ris... « read more »


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