3 new human West Nile virus cases in New Mexico
Posted at: 09/26/2012 5:28 PM
By: Associated Press
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Three more New Mexico residents have been infected with West Nile virus, bringing the total in the state this year to 31 human cases.
One death has been reported so far, a 76-year-old man from Bernalillo County whose death was reported on Sept. 11.
New Mexico Department of Health officials announced Wednesday that the new cases involve a 41-year-old man from San Juan County, a 70-year-old man from Bernalillo County and a 62-year-old man from Sandoval County.
Of the 31 cases, 10 are in Dona Ana County.
Health officials say August and September are peak times for West Nile cases in New Mexico.
Common symptoms include fever, nausea, headache and muscle aches.
Human cases of the disease have been reported in the state every year since 2003.
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