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Little Talked About Illness Gets Its Due July 29, 2015 - Hepatitis Prevention - Disease

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. There are several different hepatitis viruses, with hepatitis C being the most common in the United States. The New Mexico Department of Health estimates at least 35,000 people living our state are living with chronic hepatitis C virus inf... « 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 »

Department of Health Announces Tuberculosis Test Results July 10, 2015 - Public Relations - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health has received test results for 85 people who were exposed to a man with active, infectious tuberculosis in Clovis. Five individuals tested positive for non‐contagious Tuberculosis infection. The Department of Health will offer those individuals treatment. Due to... « 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 »