West Nile virus case confirmed in Curry County

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed a case of West Nile Virus in Curry County. The department said in a press release Tuesday the Curry County case was one of 13 confirmed in New Mexico. Ten of the patients had the more serious West Nile neurological disease, including meningitis and […]

West Nile virus found in mosquitoes in Las Cruces

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West Nile claims life in Quay County

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Alan Bugg lived through a simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplant in June — but family members said he succumbed to the West Nile Virus on Oct. 7. Bugg is New Mexico’s second West Nile fatality of the year and wife Catherine Bugg said she is angry that the state’s Department […]

Local man contracts West Nile

William Thompson According to the New Mexico Department of Public Health, a 45-year-old Quay County man contracted the West Nile Virus sometime in August. Beth Velasquez, a spokesperson for the health department, said it is likely the man has already recovered from mild symptoms. “The man had ‘West Nile fever’,” said Velasquez. “It is a […]

West Nile shots needed

William Thompson The West Nile virus is making its appearance again in New Mexico this year according to veterinary experts, although it does not appear to be as active as last year’s outbreak. Still, Flint Taylor, of the New Mexico Veterinary Diagnostic Service, said it is imperative that horse owners vaccinate their horses against the […]