Department of Health http://kunm.org en Heavy Rains Bring Worries Of West Nile Virus http://kunm.org/post/heavy-rains-bring-worries-west-nile-virus <p>With heavy rainfall still drenching parts of the Southwest, health officials are warning that mosquito populations could increase, and more mosquitoes could mean more West Nile Virus.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 22:33:37 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 35219 at http://kunm.org Heavy Rains Bring Worries Of West Nile Virus Southwest Plague Cases Help High US Ranking For Bubonic Infections http://kunm.org/post/southwest-plague-cases-help-high-us-ranking-bubonic-infections <p>A <a href="http://www.ajtmh.org/content/early/2013/08/22/ajtmh.13-0191.abstract" target="target_blank">new survey</a> ranks the United States 11th in the number of reported plague cases around the world. Of the cases found in the U.S. over the last decade, most infections were acquired in the Southwest.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 23:59:44 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 35174 at http://kunm.org Southwest Plague Cases Help High US Ranking For Bubonic Infections Number Of Overdose Deaths Among Women Continue To Climb http://kunm.org/post/number-overdose-deaths-among-women-continue-climb <p><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6226a3.htm?s_cid=mm6226a3_w#fig1" target="target_blank">New data</a> from the <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/" target="target_blank">Centers For Disease Control</a> conclude that nationally, overdose deaths among women have been on the rise since 1999; and that since 2007, more women have died from overdoses than motor vehicle-related injuries.</p><p>However, officials in New Mexico say those trends are nothing new in the state.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:05:43 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 31655 at http://kunm.org Number Of Overdose Deaths Among Women Continue To Climb