Two more plague cases reported in Santa Fe County

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SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting two confirmed cases of the plague in Santa Fe County.

Officials say both recent cases were in women, one was 52-years-old and the other 62-years-old.

This makes it a total of three cases reported in the area in 2017.

The Department of Health says all three required hospitalization but there have been no deaths related to the plague so far this year.

People can get the plague through bites from infected fleas or contact with infected rodents and other wildlife. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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