Officials: NM boy diagnosed with West Nile

July 29, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say a 13-year-old boy from San Juan County has been diagnosed with the West Nile virus.

The New Mexico Department of [auth] Health said Monday the boy is the first human case of West Nile virus infection identified in the state this year.

Officials say the boy was hospitalized for a short time and is now at home recovering.

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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