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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 »