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The New Mexico Department of Health’s Healthy Kids Las Cruces program, Las Cruces Public Schools, and Las Cruces Safe Routes to School will join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day this week.
The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating the 4th case of wound botulism so far in 2016 in a 26-year-old woman from Bernalillo County. The patient is an injection drug user and the suspected source of infection is either a soiled skin injection site, contaminated injection devices or contaminated heroin. The woman is currently hospitalized.
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 cases of West Nile virus infection identified in New Mexico this year. Previous cases were reported in Rio Arriba and Valencia counties.
The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 46-year-old Bernalillo County man has tested positive for Zika virus infection. Testing was conducted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Fort Collins, Colorado. The man acquired the virus while traveling to Central America.
The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that it will be issuing licenses to 12 applicants who applied to become licensed non-profit producers in the state’s Medical Cannabis Program. Licensure is contingent upon the applicants’ acceptance and demonstration of regulatory compliance.
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.