Health officials: 3 more West Nile virus cases in N.M.
SANTA FE (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health has announced three more cases of West Nile virus around the state.
During the past month, health officials say a 53-year-old Bernalillo County man, a 57-year-old Dona Ana County man and a 40-year-old McKinley County man have been diagnosed with the virus transmitted by a mosquito bite.
All three men were hospitalized.
Health officials say the three newest West Nile cases doubles the total of human cases identified in New Mexico so far this year.
The three previous cases were reported in Rio Arriba and Valencia counties.
Health officials say New Mexico typically sees most of its West Nile virus cases in August and September, but may potentially see case through October this year because of late-season rains.
Lawsuit over Gov. Martinez’s
campaign emails dismissed
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A 2-year-old civil lawsuit over emails released from Gov. Susana Martinez’s hijacked email account has been dismissed.
The Albuquerque Journal reports on Monday, court filings showed that both parties have agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice, meaning it can’t be refiled.
Attorneys in the case declined to comment.