Virus diseases

Travelers, beware of zika

Young women have been asking experts at Southwest Memorial Hospital about traveling to countries that are combating outbreaks of zika virus and possibly associated cases of microcephaly. In...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Autopsy confirms hantavirus infection

The autopsy results for a Hesperus man have confirmed the cause of death as hantavirus. Forensic pathologist Dr. Robert A. Kurtzman said in his autopsy report that serology testing confirmed the...

DATE: April 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Ds - news

Local flu numbers low compared with state

Nationally, influenza has reached epidemic levels, according to data released this week from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, but the virus hasn’t posed a major problem locally. “So far we’ve...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Threat of West Nile virus returns

As the area’s monsoon season returns, so does the threat of the West Nile virus. Montezuma County had six reported cases last year. “This is the time to be conscious,” said Jason Carruth of the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news

Bill adds a step for parents who forgo vaccines

Whooping cough is at epidemic levels in Colorado, but parents can opt students out of school vaccination requirements with a simple signature at registration. Friday, a bill was introduced at the...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Ds - news

Bill limits parents who forgo shots

Whooping cough is at epidemic levels in Colorado, but parents can opt students out of school vaccination requirements with a simple signature at registration. Friday, a bill was introduced at the...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Mt - news

Proposed bill tightens rights of parents to forgo vaccines

Whooping cough is at epidemic levels in Colorado, but parents can opt students out of school vaccination requirements with a simple signature at registration. Friday, a bill was introduced at the...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news

Whooping cough returns to county

Eight people came down with whooping cough in Montezuma County during 2013. This is the first year since 2010 that the disease has been reported in the county. The end of December marked the end...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local news