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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 »



New Cases of Tularemia August 13, 2015 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a confirmed case of tularemia in a 71-year-old man from Bernalillo County. The case was confirmed at the Department’s Scientific Laboratory Division. Two earlier cases of tularemia were reported in a 39-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman from B... « read more »



Little Talked About Illness Gets Its Due July 29, 2015 - Hepatitis Prevention - Disease

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. There are several different hepatitis viruses, with hepatitis C being the most common in the United States. The New Mexico Department of Health estimates at least 35,000 people living our state are living with chronic hepatitis C virus inf... « read more »



Plague Likely Cause of Death of Santa Fe County Woman July 24, 2015 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating a probable case of plague in a 52-year-old woman from Santa Fe County who died of her illness. Confirmatory testing is being conducted at our Scientific Laboratory Division. This would be the first human case of plague in New Mexico this year. An... « read more »



Department of Health Announces Tuberculosis Test Results July 10, 2015 - Tuberculosis Prevention - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health has received test results for 85 people who were exposed to a man with active, infectious tuberculosis in Clovis. Five individuals tested positive for non‐contagious Tuberculosis infection. The Department of Health will offer those individuals treatment. Due to... « read more »



West Nile Virus Returns to New Mexico July 8, 2015 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

Right now, New Mexico is one of only a handful of states reporting human cases of the virus, including Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, and it has a lot to do with all the recent rains we’ve had. « read more »



Department of Health to Test Individuals Exposed to Man with Tuberculosis June 23, 2015 - Tuberculosis Prevention - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health has identified roughly 100 people in Curry County who may have been exposed to a man who tested positive for active, infectious tuberculosis. On Tuesday June 23rd and Wednesday, June 24th, the Department of Health will offer free screenings and evaluations to the... « read more »



Rabies Confirmed in Bat found at Walmart Supercenter in Albuquerque June 4, 2015 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a bat found hanging from the basket of a motorized wheelchair at an Albuquerque Walmart has tested positive for rabies. « read more »



First Human West Nile Virus Case in New Mexico for 2015 May 29, 2015 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 12-year-old girl from Valencia County has been diagnosed with West Nile virus infection. She was hospitalized with neuroinvasive disease, the more serious form of the illness, but is now at home recovering. This is the first human case of We... « read more »



Some Asthma Facts in New Mexico May 28, 2015 - Asthma - Disease

Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. It affects adults, but it is the most common long-term disease of children. « read more »



Rabid Fox from Lincoln County Has New Rabies Strain May 19, 2015 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

A rabid fox from Lincoln County that bit a woman on April 20 had a strain of rabies that has never before been identified. « read more »



Progress in Fight Against Ebola May 14, 2015 - Ebola Virus Disease - Disease

The World Health Organization declared Liberia free from Ebola on Saturday after 42 days without a new case of the virus, which killed more than 4,700 people there during a year-long epidemic. « read more »



New Mexico Department of Health Warns of Possible Botulism in Lea County April 17, 2015 - Infectious Disease Epidemiology - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health is cooperating with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on an investigation of two patients who are hospitalized in Texas with suspected botulism. « read more »