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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 »



Two Hantavirus Cases Including One Death May 17, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 30-year-old man from San Juan County has died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. An 84-year-old man from Santa Fe County is currently hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed HPS. These are the third and fourth cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syn... « read more »



Hantavirus Death in a Cibola County Man April 5, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 54-year-old man from Cibola County has died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. This is the second case of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in New Mexico this year. An environmental investigation will be conducted at the patient’s home to help... « read more »



First Confirmed Case of Zika Virus Infection March 18, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 46-year-old Bernalillo County man has tested positive for Zika virus infection. Testing was conducted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Fort Collins, Colorado. The man acquired the virus while traveling to Central America... « read more »



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 »



Get Educated About Zika Virus February 24, 2016 - Zoonotic Diseases - Information

Zika virus is a topic discussed over and over by media, leaving whoever reads or watches coverage to be concerned for good reason. « 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 »



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 »



West Nile Virus Cases in Humans and a Horse August 20, 2015 - Zoonotic Diseases - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 75-year-old woman and a 60-year-old woman, both from Doña Ana County, and a 76-year-old man from Valencia County have been diagnosed with West Nile virus infection. All three are hospitalized with neuroinvasive disease, the more serious for... « 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 »



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 »



New Mexico Department of Health Warns Residents about Tularemia July 13, 2015 - Zoonotic Diseases - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a laboratory confirmed case of tularemia in a 51-year-old man from Los Alamos County. The case was confirmed at the Department’s Scientific Laboratory Division. The man was hospitalized but has recovered and gone home. There have also been 33 cas... « read more »

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