Thursday, June 8, 2017

NEW MEXICO HEALTH ALERT NETWORK (HAN) ALERT Plague Information for New Mexico Healthcare Personnel

Please freely distribute this alert. NEW MEXICO HEALTH ALERT NETWORK (HAN) ALERT Plague Information for New Mexico Healthcare Personnel June 7, 2017 An adult male from Santa Fe County recently was diagnosed with pneumonic plague, requiring admission to an intensive care unit. Clinicians in New Mexico should consider plague in their differential diagnoses when dealing with febrile patients -- particularly if they live in or have spent time in northern New Mexico, present with swollen lymph node/s, or do not have an obvious cause of their illness -- because untreated or improperly treated patients have a high risk of mortality. SEE THE ATTACHED ALERT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

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