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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 »



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 »



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 »



Investigating Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease December 2, 2016 - Emerging Infections - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is investigating a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases. NMDOH has identified six patients from Chaves County with confirmed Legionnaires’ disease since the first week of October 2016. « read more »



Fourth Wound Botulism Case of 2016 September 29, 2016 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Disease

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 cont... « 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 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 »

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