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Fourth Wound Botulism Case of 2016 September 29, 2016 - Foodborne Disease Agents - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating the 4th case of wound botulism so far in 2016 in a 26-year-old woman from Bernalillo County. The patient is an injection drug user and the suspected source of infection is either a soiled skin injection site, contaminated injection devices or cont... « read more »



Additional West Nile Virus Cases in New Mexico in 2016 September 27, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

During the past month, a 53-year-old Bernalillo County man, a 57-year-old Doña Ana County man, and a 40-year-old McKinley County man have been diagnosed with West Nile virus. All three individuals developed neuroinvasive disease and were hospitalized. These are the third, fourth, and fifth human ca... « read more »



First Human West Nile Virus Death in New Mexico in 2016 September 8, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a 63-year-old Valencia County man has died from West Nile virus. The man developed neuroinvasive disease and was hospitalized before his death. This is the second human case of West Nile virus infection identified in New Mexico this year and the st... « read more »



Plague Case in Bernalillo County Adult September 1, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health reports plague in a 67-year-old man from Bernalillo County whose illness was likely caused by a bite he sustained from a wild prairie dog from Santa Fe County. The man was hospitalized and now is home recovering. Confirmatory testing was performed at the Departmen... « read more »