ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Another case of West Nile virus has been reported in New Mexico’s Bernalillo County.
The Albuquerque Environmental Health Department’s Urban Biology Division has received confirmation of the case.
A 76-year old woman has been hospitalized with the severe neuroinvasive form of the disease, but she’s expected to recover. The name of the woman hasn’t been released.
A 60-year-old man from Bernalillo County had this year’s first lab-confirmed case of the West Nile virus in August.
Health officials say most West Nile virus cases in New Mexico occur in August and September.
Common symptoms of the mosquito-borne virus are fever, nausea, headache, and muscle aches.
The Urban Biology Division operates a joint West Nile virus surveillance and mosquito control program with the Bernalillo County Office of Health and Social Services.