NM Reports First Death From West Nile Virus Of 2013

Aug 13, 2013

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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