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Hantavirus Death of McKinley County Man December 4, 2014 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a 28-year-old man from McKinley County has died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). A 49-year-old man from Otero County is still hospitalized with HPS but is improving. Including these recent cases, New Mexico this year has had a total of six H... « read more »



Ebola Not Suspected in Santa Fe Patient October 14, 2014 - Ebola Virus Disease - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health informed Christus St.Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe this afternoon that a patient who was transported to the hospital did not meet criteria for Ebola testing. That determination is made based on information provided to the Department about the patient’s travel his... « read more »



Health Department on Watch for Ebola October 8, 2014 - Ebola Virus Disease - Disease

Just weeks ago the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made a prediction. It estimated that, given world travel patterns, the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States could come as soon as the end of September. Late last Tuesday afternoon came the announcement about the case in D... « read more »



First New Mexico West Nile Virus Death of 2014 September 23, 2014 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that an 89-year-old man from Lea County has died from West Nile virus infection. This is the first fatality due to West Nile virus in New Mexico in 2014. The man had encephalitis, the more severe clinical form of the disease, and had been hospitali... « read more »



Hantavirus Case in a San Juan County Man September 17, 2014 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 50-year-old man from San Juan County is hospitalized with laboratory confirmed Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). This is the fourth case of Hantavirus in New Mexico this year. An environmental investigation will be conducted at the home o... « read more »



Test Results Show UNM Hospital Patient Does Not Have Ebola August 21, 2014 - Ebola Virus Disease - Disease

Laboratory tests conducted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that a 30-year-old woman hospitalized at UNM Hospital does not have Ebola Virus Disease. The New Mexico Department of Health received the results today. « read more »



First Human West Nile Virus Case in NM in 2014 August 20, 2014 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health reports a 45-year-old woman from San Juan County has been diagnosed with West Nile virus infection. She was not hospitalized and is at home recovering. This is the first human case of West Nile virus infection identified in New Mexico this year. « read more »



NMDOH Working with CDC to Rule Out Ebola in Patient (Update) August 18, 2014 - Ebola Virus Disease - Disease

Blood samples from a UNM Hospital patient are scheduled to be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by the end of the day for testing to rule out Ebola. The testing is being done out of an abundance of caution. The Department expects to have test results back by the end of the week... « read more »



NMDOH Working with CDC to Rule Out Ebola in Patient August 17, 2014 - Ebola Virus Disease - Disease

Out of an abundance of caution, the New Mexico Department of Health is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to perform tests to rule out Ebola in a 30-year-old woman who developed sore throat, headache, muscle aches and fever. The woman is at UNM Hospital in Albuquerque in sta... « read more »



Rabies in a Bat from San Miguel County August 12, 2014 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Scientific Laboratory Division confirmed rabies in a bat from San Miguel County. A 3-year-old girl came in contact with the bat while it was alive on the ground. The young child is receiving rabies vaccination to prevent her from developing the fatal disease. « read more »



Plague Activity Continues in the East Mountain Area July 25, 2014 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health and the Department of Game and Fish report continuing instances of plague in the East Mountain area, which includes parts of Bernalillo, Torrance, and Santa Fe counties. Two animals, a mountain lion and a small raccoon-like mammal called a coati, from the Wildlife... « read more »



Plague Case in Rio Arriba County Woman July 21, 2014 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting a case of plague in a 43-year-old woman from Rio Arriba County who is currently hospitalized. Confirmatory testing was conducted at the Department’s Scientific Laboratory Division. The first plague case in New Mexico in 2014 was reported in April in... « read more »



Warning Residents about Tularemia July 10, 2014 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a laboratory confirmed case of tularemia in a 65 year-old woman from Bernalillo County. The cause of the woman’s illness was confirmed at the Department’s Scientific Laboratory Division. The woman was hospitalized but has recovered and gone hom... « read more »



Rabies Confirmed in 2 Bats from Albuquerque’s South Valley June 4, 2014 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health and the City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department announced today two bats from the South Valley of Albuquerque have tested positive for rabies in the last two weeks. The bats were tested at the Department’s Scientific Laboratory Division. « read more »



Plague Activity Heats Up in the East Mountain Area May 23, 2014 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting significant plague activity in the East Mountain area which includes parts of Bernalillo, Torrance, and Santa Fe counties. A dog was confirmed positive for plague this week at our Scientific Laboratory Division. The dog was from an area just on the we... « read more »



Plague Case in Torrance County Man April 25, 2014 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting a case of plague in a 57-year-old man from Torrance County who is currently hospitalized in critical condition. Confirmatory testing is being conducted at our Scientific Laboratory Division. This is the first human case of plague in New Mexico and in... « read more »