Curry County woman’s death attributed to listeria infection

CNJ staff A 61-year-old Curry County woman is among three fatal cases attributed to listeria infection, according to a New Mexico Department of Health press release issued Monday. The state health department has identified nine cases of listeria infection throughout the state. Preliminary results have identified cantaloupe as the likely source of the outbreak, since […]

Military officials monitor swine flu

By Lt. Col. (Dr.) Kim Bradley: 27th Special Operations Medical Group The Center for Disease Control released an alert regarding human cases of swine flu in Southern California and near San Antonio, Texas. Cases have also been reported in Kansas and New York. Typically a disease of pigs, people do not normally get swine flu; […]

Medical examiner searching for links between infection victims

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Health investigators probing three Curry County cases involving an invasive bacteria have found no direct connection between the victims, according to an epidemiologist with the state health department. Wednesday, the New Mexico Health Department announced that two Curry County residents — a 23-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man — […]

Streptococcus infection kills two in Curry County

Freedom New Mexico Two Curry County residents are dead and another is hospitalized from an infection of ‘invasive group A Streptococcus’, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Health sent late Wednesday. The department says they have no evidence that the cases are linked. All three cases were discovered Dec. 31 […]

Official: ‘Super bug’ not new threat

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus areus, otherwise known as MRSA, is here. Actually, it’s been here for years, according to C. Mac Sewell, New Mexico state epidemiologist. Increased public attention has schools and hospitals in Clovis and Portales getting out information on the bacteria. Sewell said MRSA, one of several types of […]