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Rabies Confirmed in a Bobcat from Hidalgo County October 10, 2017 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico Department of Game and Fish today reported that rabies was recently found in a bobcat near Lordsburg and are warning pet and livestock owners in Hidalgo County to make sure their dogs, cats, horses and other livestock get vaccinated against rabies. « read more »



Governor Urges New Mexicans to Protect Against West Nile Virus September 28, 2017 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

Today, Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Department of Health urge New Mexicans to take precautions to protect themselves against West Nile Virus. « read more »



Mosquitoes Capable of Transmitting Zika Virus Found in Luna County September 11, 2017 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and New Mexico State University (NMSU) announce the mosquito species Aedes aegypti has been found in Luna County, making this the first time a species of mosquito capable of transmitting Zika virus has been found there. « read more »



Mosquitoes Capable of Transmitting Zika Virus Found in Socorro County August 25, 2017 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico State University announce the mosquito species Aedes aegypti has been found in the City of Socorro in Socorro County. This is the first time a species of mosquito capable of transmitting Zika virus has been found in this county. There have been no i... « read more »



Human West Nile Virus Death August 17, 2017 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health reports the death of a 61-year-old San Juan County man from West Nile virus. His death is the state’s first known West Nile virus death of 2017. « read more »



Plague Case in Santa Fe County Man June 5, 2017 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed a case of plague in a 63-year-old man from Santa Fe County who is currently hospitalized. Confirmatory testing was conducted at the NMDOH Scientific Laboratory Division. This is the first human case of plague in New Mexico this year. « read more »



First Fatal Case of Hantavirus This Year April 7, 2017 - Zoonotic Diseases - Disease

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 54-year-old man from San Juan County has died of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. This is the second case of HPS confirmed in New Mexico this year. An environmental investigation has been conducted at the man’s home to help reduce the risk t... « read more »