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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 »



Second Case of Rabies Confirmed in a Fox in San Miguel County March 6, 2019 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico Department of Game and Fish announced today that a case of rabies was laboratory confirmed on March 1 in a fox that was seen to be acting abnormally in San Miguel County. It had been previously announced that another rabid fox was identified in that... « 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 »



Important Mosquito Species Found in Albuquerque October 16, 2018 - Zoonotic Diseases - Awareness

The City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department and the New Mexico Department of Health have determined that a species of mosquito called Aedes aegypti is now being collected in the Rio Grande bosque area of Albuquerque. This is the first time that this mosquito vector capable of transmitti... « 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 »



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 »

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