New Mexico Department of Health
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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 »