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Department of Health Reports Human Plague Case in Torrance County October 4, 2019 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health’s (NMDOH) Scientific Laboratory Division has confirmed a case of plague in a 72-year-old man from Torrance County, the first human case of plague in New Mexico this year. « read more »



72-year-old Bernalillo County Woman Dies of West Nile Virus September 17, 2019 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and the City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department report the death of a 72-year-old woman in Bernalillo County from West Nile virus (WNV) infection. This is one of 4 cases of WNV in Bernalillo County so far in 2019. « read more »



Department of Health Reports Hantavirus Death of a McKinley County Teen September 6, 2019 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports the death of a 15-year-old McKinley County boy from hantavirus disease. This is the third case of hantavirus in New Mexico this year and the second death. « read more »



West Nile Virus Cases on the Rise in New Mexico August 30, 2019 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has identified five additional cases of West Nile virus infection in residents of Bernalillo, Doña Ana, San Juan and Valencia counties, since the first case was reported in early August. « read more »



Department of Health Reports Feline Rabies Case in Roosevelt County August 16, 2019 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) today reports an unvaccinated cat in Roosevelt County has been diagnosed with rabies and reminds owners to make sure their dogs, cats, horses and other livestock get vaccinated against rabies. « read more »



Department of Health Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus in New Mexico August 12, 2019 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The first human case of West Nile virus infection in New Mexico in 2019 has been confirmed in a 42-year-old woman from Doña Ana County. The woman required hospitalization and is recovering from the disease. « read more »



Fourth Rabid Skunk Confirmed in Curry County for 2019 August 7, 2019 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced today a skunk that interacted with a pet dog in Curry County has tested positive for rabies, bringing the total number of confirmed rabid skunks within the county to four in 2019. « read more »



Fatal Case of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in New Mexico June 25, 2019 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health today reports the death of a 42-year-old McKinley County woman has died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. This is the second case of HPS confirmed in New Mexico in 2019 and the first death. NMDOH conducted an environmental investigation at the woman’s home to he... « read more »



Two Cases of Human Tularemia Confirmed in Santa Fe County May 29, 2019 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health reports two confirmed cases of tularemia in 2019 among two residents of Santa Fe County: a 57-year-old man and a 72-year-old woman. « read more »



Department of Health Confirms New Mexico’s First Hantavirus Case of 2019 May 28, 2019 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health reports a case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in a 50-year-old woman from McKinley County who was hospitalized care and has since returned home. « read more »



Rabies Confirmed in Five Skunks in Eastern New Mexico April 26, 2019 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports that De Baca, Curry, Quay and Colfax counties have had rabies confirmed in skunks this year. The NMDOH is warning pet owners throughout New Mexico to make sure their dogs, cats, horses and other livestock get vaccinated against rabies. « read more »



Department of Health Reports Plague Case in Quay County April 12, 2019 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports a case of plague in a ranch dog from Quay County - the first case of plague in the state this year. The dog has recovered from his illness with treatment from his veterinarian. « read more »



Fox bites homeowner, tests positive for rabies January 29, 2019 - Zoonotic Diseases - Alert

On Saturday, Conservation Officer Justin Hepler responded to a call from a Las Vegas homeowner who was bitten by a fox she believed was starving when she attempted to feed it. « read more »



Two Human Cases of West Nile Virus in New Mexico September 6, 2018 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health reports the state’s first two human cases of West Nile virus infection in 2018 have been confirmed in a 43-year-old man from San Juan County and a 71-year-old woman from Doña Ana County. Both cases required hospitalization. « read more »



Dog in Santa Fe County Diagnosed with Plague March 30, 2018 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting a case of plague in a dog from Santa Fe County. This is the first case of plague in New Mexico this year. An environmental investigation will take place at the dog owner’s home to look for ongoing risk to others in the surrounding area. « read more »



Rabies Confirmed in a Bobcat from Hidalgo County October 10, 2017 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico Department of Game and Fish today reported that rabies was recently found in a bobcat near Lordsburg and are warning pet and livestock owners in Hidalgo County to make sure their dogs, cats, horses and other livestock get vaccinated against rabies. « read more »



Governor Urges New Mexicans to Protect Against West Nile Virus September 28, 2017 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

Today, Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Department of Health urge New Mexicans to take precautions to protect themselves against West Nile Virus. « read more »



Mosquitoes Capable of Transmitting Zika Virus Found in Luna County September 11, 2017 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and New Mexico State University (NMSU) announce the mosquito species Aedes aegypti has been found in Luna County, making this the first time a species of mosquito capable of transmitting Zika virus has been found there. « read more »



Mosquitoes Capable of Transmitting Zika Virus Found in Socorro County August 25, 2017 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico State University announce the mosquito species Aedes aegypti has been found in the City of Socorro in Socorro County. This is the first time a species of mosquito capable of transmitting Zika virus has been found in this county. There have been no i... « read more »



Human West Nile Virus Death August 17, 2017 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health reports the death of a 61-year-old San Juan County man from West Nile virus. His death is the state’s first known West Nile virus death of 2017. « read more »

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