H1N1 Weekly Media Update

The Disease The severity of illness due to H1N1 influenza has not changed nationally or in New Mexico from the spring. The illness has been mostly mild in New Mexico. Influenza-Like Illness The Department of Health will not know about or report every flu case in the state because not all cases are reported to […]

ENMU officials: Ill students had flu in same category as H1N1

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The presumed H1N1 cases at Eastern New Mexico University have not been confirmed as such, though information was distributed announcing confirmed cases. ENMU Vice President of Student Affairs Judith Haislett said two students tested positive for influenza A, a type of flu virus that includes H1N1, also known as […]

Department of health confirms first influenza cases in New Mexico this flu season

(Santa Fe) — The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that it has confirmed the first cases of influenza in New Mexico so far this flu season. Cases are two 35-year-old females from Bernalillo County, a 19-month-old female from Curry County, a 33-year-old female from Taos County and a 2-month-old male and 22-year-old male […]

First influenza cases confirmed

CNJ staff The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed the first six cases of the flu season, one of which was a Curry County toddler, according to a press release. Health Department spokesman Chris Minnick said the cases were non-fatal but marked the onset of flu season in the state and serve as a […]

State reports first pediatric influenza death

The Associated Press SANTA FE — A five-year-old Socorro County boy has died of complications from the flu — influenza-associated bacterial pneumonia and blood infection, the state Department of Health said Tuesday. The department has reported 144 deaths from flu and pneumonia since Oct. 1. Pneumonia is a common complication of the flu. New Mexico […]