POSTED: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 6:57am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 9:29pm
West Nile Virus has claimed the life of a Dona Ana County man. The New Mexico Department of Health says the 45-year-old had encephalitis, the more severe clinical form of the disease.
He had been in the hospital since August 1st. This is the first West Nile death in the state of New Mexico this year. There are two confirmed cases of West Nile in El Paso County.