SANTA FE (KRQE) – A second case of plague has been reported in New Mexico this year.
The Department of Health says the victim is a 43-year-old woman from Rio Arriba County. She remains hospitalized.
The first case of plague in New Mexico this year was reported in April.
It involved a 57-year-old man from Torrance County. He’s still recovering.
Plague is a bacterial disease of rodents and is generally transmitted to humans through the bites of infected fleas.
There were four human plague cases in New Mexico last year. One was fatal.