SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico has reported 57 cases of whooping cough so far this year, 13 more than last year at this time.
The state’s health department also reported two cases of West Nile.
The total cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, include confirmed and probable cases. No deaths from whooping cough have been reported in the last couple of years.
But Joan Baumbach, who is medical epidemiologist with the New Mexico Department of Health, said people should be aware.