New Mexico has recorded its first death in 2013 from a West Nile Virus infection.
The state Department of Health says an 83-year-old man from Curry County died after being hospitalized for encephalitis, the more severe clinical form of the disease.
The department says another person from Curry County, a 66-year-old woman, is recovering from a less severe form of West Nile.
Common symptoms of the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus are fever, nausea, headache, and muscle aches.
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