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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 »



West Nile Virus Returns to New Mexico July 8, 2015 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

Right now, New Mexico is one of only a handful of states reporting human cases of the virus, including Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, and it has a lot to do with all the recent rains we’ve had. « read more »



Rabies Confirmed in Bat found at Walmart Supercenter in Albuquerque June 4, 2015 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a bat found hanging from the basket of a motorized wheelchair at an Albuquerque Walmart has tested positive for rabies. « read more »



First Human West Nile Virus Case in New Mexico for 2015 May 29, 2015 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 12-year-old girl from Valencia County has been diagnosed with West Nile virus infection. She was hospitalized with neuroinvasive disease, the more serious form of the illness, but is now at home recovering. This is the first human case of We... « read more »



Rabid Fox from Lincoln County Has New Rabies Strain May 19, 2015 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

A rabid fox from Lincoln County that bit a woman on April 20 had a strain of rabies that has never before been identified. « read more »



Department of Health Reports Animal Plague and Tularemia Cases May 15, 2015 - Zoonotic Diseases - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting 4 cases of plague and 10 cases of tularemia in animals in New Mexico since the beginning of the year. « read more »



Animal Plague Cases in Santa Fe Area January 15, 2015 - Zoonotic Diseases - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting five cases of plague in animals in the Santa Fe area since November 2014. Three cats, one dog and one mouse have all been confirmed with plague. Confirmatory testing was conducted at the Scientific Laboratory Division. All of the positive animals are... « read more »



Hantavirus Death of McKinley County Man December 4, 2014 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today a 28-year-old man from McKinley County has died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). A 49-year-old man from Otero County is still hospitalized with HPS but is improving. Including these recent cases, New Mexico this year has had a total of six H... « read more »



First New Mexico West Nile Virus Death of 2014 September 23, 2014 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that an 89-year-old man from Lea County has died from West Nile virus infection. This is the first fatality due to West Nile virus in New Mexico in 2014. The man had encephalitis, the more severe clinical form of the disease, and had been hospitali... « read more »

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