West Nile virus case confirmed in Curry County

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed a case of West Nile Virus in Curry County. The department said in a press release Tuesday the Curry County case was one of 13 confirmed in New Mexico. Ten of the patients had the more serious West Nile neurological disease, including meningitis and […]

West Nile warning

What’s your policy regarding leaking boats?

By Curtis Shelburne: religion columnist Whatever your personal policy about riding in leaking boats, a real leak in a real boat in which you are really riding will put it to the test. The policy, I mean. The boat, too, I suppose. My wife and I and two of our sons recently had the opportunity […]

West Nile discovered in Curry County

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Francis Warner, a city of Clovis Vector Control Department employee, performed a West Nile test Thursday that returned a negative result. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Health officials are urging residents to take precautions due to the detection of the West Nile virus in Curry County. The virus has […]

West Nile threat at peak during summer months

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers The number of West Nile cases in New Mexico has dropped steadily since the mosquito-borne disease was discovered in the state in 2003. No cases have been reported yet this year, according to state health officials. However, summer is the prime time for West Nile, especially with this year’s unusually […]

State’s second West Nile victim from Tucumcari

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — A Tucumcari man is New Mexico’s second West Nile fatality of the year. Alan Bugg, who lived through a simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplant in June, died Oct. 7 from the mosquito-borne virus, his wife said. Catherine Buggis is angry the state’s Department of Health doesn’t do more […]

Mosquito season returns

By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer When they bite, it itches. But mosquitoes can be more than just annoying. They can also spread disease. City of Clovis officials are asking for the community’s help in controlling mosquitoes this spring. While mosquitoes are not an immediate threat in the city, Vector Control Officer Francis Warner wants […]

Clovis woman third West Nile Virus fatality in state

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor An 82-year-old Curry County woman became the third person in New Mexico to die from West Nile Virus, a condition obtained through bites of infected mosquitos. Officials with the New Mexico Department of Health reported the woman’s death Thursday but were unclear as to when she died. So far […]

He’s the center of attention one last time

David Stevens “Corina Corina where you been so long “Corina Corina where you been so long “I ain’t had no lovin’ since you’ve been gone.” Joe Urioste loved to strum his guitar and sing that song. “He’d sit out on the porch and sing it,” said Judy Barela, one of his three daughters. “He’d get […]

West Nile still in Curry

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Five new non-fatal cases of West Nile virus, including one with severe symptoms from Curry County, have brought New Mexico’s total of human cases to 116, state health officials said Monday. The most severely ill of the five new patients is a 60-year-old Curry County man with meningitis, […]