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 […]

How the flu travels

Here is a illustration of how the flu virus can travel and be transmitted in your workspace or enviroment.

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 […]

Update on HINI flu virus from N.M. Department of Health

The New Mexico Departmetn of Health released the following information early Saturday afternoon. Number of confirmed cases in NM:

West Nile virus found in mosquitoes in Las Cruces

By QCS Staff

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 […]

Flu Season close

By Ryan Lengerich This time of year is all about the lesser of two evils — a doctor’s needle in the arm, or two weeks sick in bed. The temperature drop marks the onslaught of the flu season. Though a Bernalillo County man has been the only New Mexican diagnosed with the virus this year, […]

“Blaster” invades city

By Ryan Lengerich Unfortunately, business has been booming this week for the Tucumcari technology company ShipleySystems LLC. Since Tuesday the company received a barrage of calls from concerned customers with computers infected by the “Blaster” virus that has debilitated personal computers and business systems worldwide. Ed Shipley, co-owner of the family run business said he […]