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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 »



Mosquitoes Capable of Transmitting Zika Virus Found July 25, 2017 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico State University announced today that Aedes aegypti, has been identified in Otero and Hidalgo Counties. This is the first time a species of mosquito that can transmit Zika virus has been found in this part of the state. There have been no identified... « read more »



Additional Cases of Human Plague in Santa Fe County June 26, 2017 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting two recent confirmed plague cases in 52-year-old and 62-year-old females from Santa Fe County. With the addition of these cases, there have been three human plague cases from Santa Fe County in 2017. All three cases required hospitalization. There hav... « read more »



Awareness Campaign to Prevent Spread of Zika Virus June 9, 2017 - Zoonotic Diseases - Awareness

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced the launch of a summer campaign to educate the public about Zika virus prevention. The campaign focuses on providing information to pregnant women and their partners who may be considering travel to areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. « read more »



Plague Case in Santa Fe County Man June 5, 2017 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed a case of plague in a 63-year-old man from Santa Fe County who is currently hospitalized. Confirmatory testing was conducted at the NMDOH Scientific Laboratory Division. This is the first human case of plague in New Mexico this year. « read more »



Mosquitoes Capable of Transmitting Zika Virus Found in Doña Ana County May 18, 2017 - Zoonotic Diseases - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico State University announce today that Aedes aegypti, a species of mosquito that can transmit Zika virus, has been identified in Doña Ana County. « read more »



Plague Activity Detected in North Albuquerque Acres April 10, 2017 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department, the New Mexico Department of Health and the Bernalillo County Health Protection Section announced today that a stray cat found in North Albuquerque Acres was confirmed to have died of plague. A recent case of plague in a dog in the same vicin... « read more »



First Fatal Case of Hantavirus This Year April 7, 2017 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 54-year-old man from San Juan County has died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. This is the second case of HPS confirmed in New Mexico this year. An environmental investigation has been conducted at the man’s home to help reduce the risk t... « read more »



Two Hantavirus Cases in McKinley County December 8, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a 59-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman, both from McKinley County, have been confirmed to have hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. These are the seventh and eighth cases in New Mexico in 2016. Both patients are hospitalized. « read more »



Additional West Nile Virus Cases in New Mexico in 2016 September 27, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

During the past month, a 53-year-old Bernalillo County man, a 57-year-old Doña Ana County man, and a 40-year-old McKinley County man have been diagnosed with West Nile virus. All three individuals developed neuroinvasive disease and were hospitalized. These are the third, fourth, and fifth human ca... « read more »



First Human West Nile Virus Death in New Mexico in 2016 September 8, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a 63-year-old Valencia County man has died from West Nile virus. The man developed neuroinvasive disease and was hospitalized before his death. This is the second human case of West Nile virus infection identified in New Mexico this year and the st... « read more »



Plague Case in Bernalillo County Adult September 1, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health reports plague in a 67-year-old man from Bernalillo County whose illness was likely caused by a bite he sustained from a wild prairie dog from Santa Fe County. The man was hospitalized and now is home recovering. Confirmatory testing was performed at the Departmen... « read more »



Mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika found in Lea County August 29, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico State University announced today that Aedes aegypti, a species of mosquito that can transmit Zika virus, has been identified in Lea County, making it the first time this mosquito species has been identified in the county. « read more »



Mosquitoes Capable of Transmitting Zika Found in Sierra County August 25, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico State University announced today that Aedes aegypti, a species of mosquito that can transmit Zika virus, has been identified in Sierra County. This is the first time this mosquito species has been identified in this county. « read more »



Talking to Your Kids About Zika July 22, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Information

By now, anybody who follows the news daily knows about Zika virus, the virus that has recently made its way into the United States from other countries. Zika is mainly spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Only certain kinds of mosquitoes are able to transmit the virus that can... « read more »



Mosquitoes Capable of Transmitting Zika Virus in Roosevelt County July 21, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

Aedes albopictus, a species of mosquito that can transmit Zika virus, has been identified in Roosevelt County. This is the first time this mosquito species has been identified in this county. « read more »



Human Plague Case Confirmed in Bernalillo County July 18, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health, the City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department, and the Bernalillo County Health Protection Section announced today a confirmed case of plague in a 77-year-old man from Bernalillo County. The case was confirmed at the Department of Health’s Scientific... « read more »



Two Human Tularemia Cases Confirmed in Bernalillo County July 12, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department, the New Mexico Department of Health and the Bernalillo County Health Protection Section announced today that 2 cases of human tularemia have been confirmed from Bernalillo County, with one of the individuals likely being exposed in the bosque... « read more »

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