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Hantavirus Death in Torrance County June 30, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 20-year-old woman from Torrance County has died of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. This is the sixth case and fourth death from HPS in New Mexico this year. « read more »



Plague Case in Rio Arriba County Teenager June 17, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed a case of plague in a 16-year-old boy from Rio Arriba County who is currently hospitalized. Confirmatory testing was conducted at the Scientific Laboratory Division. This is the first human case of plague in New Mexico and in the United States this... « read more »



Department of Health Announces Hantavirus Death June 14, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 25-year-old man from McKinley County died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). It is the fifth case of HPS in New Mexico this year. An environmental investigation will be conducted at the individual’s home to help reduce the risk to ot... « read more »



Reports Increase in Animal Plague and Tularemia June 13, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting ten cases of plague and 19 cases of tularemia in dogs and cats in multiple counties in 2016. In addition, recent rabbit die offs due to tularemia have been confirmed in the Santa Fe and Eldorado areas of Santa Fe County. Confirmatory testing was condu... « read more »



Third Confirmed Case of Travel-Acquired Zika Virus Infection June 3, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a third travel-related case of Zika in the state in a 41-year-old Chaves County man. The man acquired the virus while traveling to Central America. The Department of Health’s Scientific Laboratory Division, which recently began Zika testing, con... « read more »



Second Confirmed Case of Travel Acquired Zika Virus Infection June 1, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a second travel-related case of Zika in the state in a 40-year-old Bernalillo County woman. The woman acquired the virus while traveling to the Caribbean. « read more »