The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) on Monday announced it had confirmed two new cases of human plague in the state’s borders.Read more here.
The agency reported that a 52-year-old woman and a 62-year-old woman in New Mexico’s Santa Fe County are sick with the bacterial disease.
The NMDOH added that there are now three human plague instances in the county this year, with all requiring hospitalization but none resulting in death.
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“Pets that are allowed to roam and hunt can bring infected fleas from dead rodents back into the home, putting you and your children at risk,” Dr. Paul Ettestad, public health veterinarian for the NMDOH, said in a statement Monday.
“Keeping your pets at home or on a leash and using an appropriate flea control product is important to protect you and your family.”
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Two New Mexico women in Santa Fe County have the plague!
Circa News reports,