New Mexico Health Department Confirms Two West Nile Virus Cases

STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE REPORTING TWO HUMAN CASES OF WEST NILE VIRUS. DARRELL MOODY HAS THE DETAILS…

THE NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH…CONFIRMING A 43-YEAR-OLD MAN FROM SAN JUAN COUNTY AND A 71-YEAR-OLD WOMAN FROM DONA ANA COUNTY CONTRACTED WEST NILE VIRUS. BOTH OF THEM HAD TO BE HOSPITALIZED. WEST NILE IS TRANSMITTED BY MOSQUITOES. DOCTORS SAY PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 50 ARE AT GREATER RISK. THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT…NOW URGING FOLKS TO USE INSECT REPELLENT AND WEAR LONG SLEEVES WHEN OUTSIDE. THEY’RE ALSO TELLING PROPERTY OWNERS TO CLEAR STANDING WATER AND NOT TO LEAVE WINDOWS OR DOORS OPEN. LAST YEAR, THERE WERE 33 CONFIRMED CASES OF WEST NILE..INCLUDING A FATAL CASE.