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New Mexico reports first hantavirus pulmonary syndrome case of 2024 February 20, 2024 - Zoonotic Diseases - Safety

The Scientific Laboratory Division of the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has confirmed the first case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) this year. « read more »



Rare rabies case strikes Bernalillo County puppy September 15, 2023 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

A puppy in Bernalillo County has tested positive for rabies. This marks the first reported case of rabies in a dog in New Mexico since 2013, and the first occurrence in Bernalillo County since 2006. « read more »



New Mexico Department of Health reports first West Nile virus death of 2023 September 1, 2023 - Zoonotic Diseases - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) reports a Valencia County man is the first death in 2023 linked to West Nile virus in the state. « read more »



Department of Health reports new cases West Nile virus infections August 10, 2023 - Zoonotic Diseases - Safety

The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) confirms an increase in West Nile virus infections, with eight newly identified cases, bringing the total count to ten for the year 2023. « read more »



Department of Health Confirms First Human West Nile Infections of 2023 July 28, 2023 - Zoonotic Diseases - Awareness

Two patients with West Nile virus have been identified by the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) in the past week. Both patients were hospitalized and are recovering. « read more »



Bat tests positive for rabies in San Miguel County June 23, 2023 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

A bat found in the Las Vegas area has tested positive for rabies. It is the second bat confirmed rabid by the New Mexico Department of Health’s (DOH) Scientific Laboratory Division this year. « read more »



Department of Health reports sixth hantavirus case of 2023 June 21, 2023 - Zoonotic Diseases - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) reports six New Mexico residents have been diagnosed with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) since the beginning of 2023. « read more »



Department of Health reports Hantavirus in Four Corners region April 13, 2023 - Zoonotic Diseases - Information

The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) Scientific Laboratory Division reports three people with Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) discovered within the last two weeks, bringing the 2023 case total to five. « read more »



Fox tests positive for rabies in Sierra County February 9, 2023 - Zoonotic Diseases - Alert

The Department of Health urges pet and livestock owners in Sierra County and surrounding counties to vaccinate their animals against rabies after an aggressively behaving fox this week bit a Sierra County resident and later tested positive for rabies. « read more »



Cat Tests Positive for Rabies in De Baca County December 2, 2022 - Zoonotic Diseases - Alert

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 cat tested positive for rabies. « read more »



Department of Health reports first human West Nile virus infection of 2022 September 12, 2022 - Zoonotic Diseases - Safety

West Nile virus is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes that can sometimes be fatal. « read more »



Rabid fox confirmed in Catron County February 14, 2022 - Zoonotic Diseases - Awareness

SANTA FE: The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) confirmed that a fox from Catron County near Reserve, NM tested positive for rabies on Friday, February 11. This is the first positive fox rabies case in New Mexico for 2022. The fox was submitted to the state public health laboratory in Albuquer... « read more »



Department of Health confirms rabid skunks found in De Baca County May 4, 2020 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health reports rabies has been confirmed in a skunk that attacked a person in De Baca County last week. This is the second skunk that tested positive for rabies in that county, the first one had an interaction with a dog earlier in April. Both the individual... « read more »



Department of Health Reports Human Plague Case in Torrance County October 4, 2019 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health’s (NMDOH) Scientific Laboratory Division has confirmed a case of plague in a 72-year-old man from Torrance County, the first human case of plague in New Mexico this year. « read more »



72-year-old Bernalillo County Woman Dies of West Nile Virus September 17, 2019 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and the City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department report the death of a 72-year-old woman in Bernalillo County from West Nile virus (WNV) infection. This is one of 4 cases of WNV in Bernalillo County so far in 2019. « read more »



Department of Health Reports Hantavirus Death of a McKinley County Teen September 6, 2019 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports the death of a 15-year-old McKinley County boy from hantavirus disease. This is the third case of hantavirus in New Mexico this year and the second death. « read more »



West Nile Virus Cases on the Rise in New Mexico August 30, 2019 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has identified five additional cases of West Nile virus infection in residents of Bernalillo, Doña Ana, San Juan and Valencia counties, since the first case was reported in early August. « read more »



Department of Health Reports Feline Rabies Case in Roosevelt County August 16, 2019 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) today reports an unvaccinated cat in Roosevelt County has been diagnosed with rabies and reminds owners to make sure their dogs, cats, horses and other livestock get vaccinated against rabies. « read more »



Department of Health Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus in New Mexico August 12, 2019 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The first human case of West Nile virus infection in New Mexico in 2019 has been confirmed in a 42-year-old woman from Doña Ana County. The woman required hospitalization and is recovering from the disease. « read more »



Fourth Rabid Skunk Confirmed in Curry County for 2019 August 7, 2019 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announced today a skunk that interacted with a pet dog in Curry County has tested positive for rabies, bringing the total number of confirmed rabid skunks within the county to four in 2019. « read more »

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