2 horses in southeastern NM get West Nile

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Two horses in Lea County have tested positive for West Nile.

The Hobbs News-Sun reports (http://bit.ly/JZ9u7B) that Mary Cap, a veterinarian who operates Mountain States Equine near Hobbs, confirmed that two horses had the deadly virus. She says one horse was in Tatum and the other was in Hobbs.

Both horses were treated and reportedly doing well.

The state Department of Health says there have been four reported human cases of the virus in 2013. Officials say says most West Nile virus cases in New Mexico occur in August and September.

Common symptoms of the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus are fever, nausea, headache, and muscle aches.


Information from: Hobbs News-Sun, http://www.hobbsnews.com

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