3 new human West Nile virus cases in New Mexico
Published : Monday, 27 Aug 2012, 8:09 AM MDT
New Mexico Department of Health officials announced Friday that the new cases include a 58-year-old woman from Bernalillo County, a 54-year-old man from Dona Ana County and a 32 year-old-man from Curry County.
The Dona Ana County man has been placed in a rehabilitation facility after being hospitalized with meningitis, encephalitis and flaccid paralysis.
Health officials say the other two virus victims have recovered and gone home.
The first two human cases of the year were residents of Bernalillo and San Miguel counties.
Officials say six horses have also tested positive for West Nile virus this year in New Mexico and two had to be euthanized.