2nd West Nile case reported in Bernalillo County

September 20, 2013 • State News

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 [auth] 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.

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