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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 »



Department of Health Investigates Shigellosis July 14, 2016 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating an increase in cases of Shigella sonnei that has mostly been affecting Lea and Eddy counties. Among the 36 people who have been identified, the large majority were children associated with child care centers and their family members. « 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 »



Hantavirus Death in Torrance County June 30, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 20-year-old woman from Torrance County has died of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. This is the sixth case and fourth death from HPS in New Mexico this year. « read more »



Plague Case in Rio Arriba County Teenager June 17, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed a case of plague in a 16-year-old boy from Rio Arriba County who is currently hospitalized. Confirmatory testing was conducted at the Scientific Laboratory Division. This is the first human case of plague in New Mexico and in the United States this... « read more »



Department of Health Announces Hantavirus Death June 14, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 25-year-old man from McKinley County died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). It is the fifth case of HPS in New Mexico this year. An environmental investigation will be conducted at the individual’s home to help reduce the risk to ot... « read more »



Reports Increase in Animal Plague and Tularemia June 13, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting ten cases of plague and 19 cases of tularemia in dogs and cats in multiple counties in 2016. In addition, recent rabbit die offs due to tularemia have been confirmed in the Santa Fe and Eldorado areas of Santa Fe County. Confirmatory testing was condu... « read more »



Third Confirmed Case of Travel-Acquired Zika Virus Infection June 3, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a third travel-related case of Zika in the state in a 41-year-old Chaves County man. The man acquired the virus while traveling to Central America. The Department of Health’s Scientific Laboratory Division, which recently began Zika testing, con... « read more »



Second Confirmed Case of Travel Acquired Zika Virus Infection June 1, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a second travel-related case of Zika in the state in a 40-year-old Bernalillo County woman. The woman acquired the virus while traveling to the Caribbean. « read more »



Two Hantavirus Cases Including One Death May 17, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 30-year-old man from San Juan County has died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. An 84-year-old man from Santa Fe County is currently hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed HPS. These are the third and fourth cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syn... « read more »



Hantavirus Death in a Cibola County Man April 5, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 54-year-old man from Cibola County has died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. This is the second case of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in New Mexico this year. An environmental investigation will be conducted at the patient’s home to help... « read more »



First Confirmed Case of Zika Virus Infection March 18, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

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... « read more »



Skunk Positive for Rabies in De Baca County February 26, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health is urging pet and livestock owners in De Baca County and surrounding areas to vaccinate their animals against rabies after a skunk located near Fort Sumner tested positive for rabies this week. This is the first skunk that has tested positive for rabies in De Baca... « read more »



Taking Steps to Educate about Zika Virus February 8, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

Zika virus disease has been in the news for several weeks now and has many individuals concerned. Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito, though there also have been reports of transmission through sexual contact. The disease can cause fever, rash, mus... « read more »



Hantavirus Case in a Sandoval County Woman February 4, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 37-year-old woman from Sandoval County is hospitalized with laboratory confirmed Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. This is the first case of HPS in New Mexico this year. An environmental investigation will be conducted at the home of the patien... « read more »



Completion of Active Ebola Virus Disease Monitoring January 12, 2016 - Emerging Infections - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health reports that as part of its Ebola Virus Disease response plan, it has completed active monitoring of travelers returning to New Mexico from countries in West Africa that were part of the largest EVD epidemic in history. « read more »



Human Plague Case Confirmed in Santa Fe County September 23, 2015 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a laboratory confirmed case of plague in a 73-year-old woman from Santa Fe County. The case was confirmed at the Department of Health’s Scientific Laboratory Division. This is the fourth human case of plague in New Mexico this year and the secon... « read more »



Second Human Plague Case Confirmed in Bernalillo County September 3, 2015 - 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 59-year-old woman from Bernalillo County. The case was confirmed at the Department of Health’s Scientifi... « read more »



Plague Confirmed in a Dog in City of Santa Fe August 14, 2015 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating a confirmed case of plague in a dog living in the city limits of Santa Fe. The dog was most likely exposed to plague by infected rodents and their fleas while walking with its owner along the Santa Fe River between Frenchy’s Field and Siler. The... « read more »

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