Press release: Curry, Quay county deaths blamed on H1N1

H1N1 Weekly Media Update: Nov. 24, 2009

Roosevelt County infant dead as result of H1N1

Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County infant girl has died of the H1N1 flu, according to a news release from the state Department of Health. Late Thursday night, the department reported the death of the baby and a 5-year-old girl from Sandoval County. According to the release, neither child had a chronic medical condition. No […]

H1N1 vaccine on the way

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor A vaccine for the H1N1 flu virus should be in Quay County by November, Quay County commissioners learned at their meeting Monday morning. Jeanne Moralez, a Quay County health nurse, said 300,000 units of the vaccine will be distributed throughout New Mexico. “All those units have to be divided […]

Press Release: Update on swine flu in New Mexico

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The New Mexico Department of Health is asking laboratories to send only hospitalized cases for testing of H1N1 to its Scientific Laboratory in Albuquerque, according to a Friday announcement in a press release. The state’s Epidemiology and Response Division is focusing on investigating hospitalized cases to monitor severity of H1N1 illness in New Mexico, the […]

Press Release: Eight H1N1 cases now confirmed in state

By QCS Staff The number of H1N1 flu, swine flu, cases in New Mexico is now at eight, according to information released today from the New Mexico Department of Health. In all there are 20 probable cases in the state located in 10 counties. The ages range from infancy to 57 years old, the press […]

State closes 14 schools, NMAA supsends all practices and state competiton

Thomas Garcia More than a dozen schools across the state will be closed Monday and state athletic competitions are suspended as probable cases of the H1N1 or the swine flu are investigated, state health and athletic officials announced Sunday. No schools in Quay County are being closed, officials said. Fourteen schools will be closed beginning […]

FIrst case of H1N1 influenza confirmed in New Mexico

By QCS Staff Department of Health Reports First Confirmed H1N1 Influenza CaseCase is 18-year-old Valencia County Male Who Has Recovered