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10 new cases of West Nile virus in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - State health officials say 10 new cases of West Nile virus have been reported in New Mexico.

That brings the statewide total to 20 cases so far this year with two deaths.

The New Mexico Department of Health says August and September are peak times for West Nile cases although infectious mosquitoes can be present until the first hard frost.

Of the 10 new cases, two each are in Bernalillo, Roosevelt, San Juan and Lea counties. The other two are in Curry and Quay counties.

Five women ranging in age from 20 to 76 are among the 10 new cases along with a 15-year-old boy and men ranging in age from 26 to 82.

Health officials say a horse from Otero County also has tested positive for West Nile infection.

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