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Department of Health Reports Feline Rabies Case in Roosevelt County

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.

Department of Health Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus in New Mexico

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.

New Mexico Department of Health Issues Alert for Risk of Heat-related illness in Southeast NM

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) encourages persons in Southeast NM to rest, drink a lot of water, and get under shade when they are outdoors to reduce the risk of heat-related illness as the temperatures will remain high this week, especially in the following counties: Chaves, Eddy, Lea, Roosevelt and Quay.