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Other patients were treated as "suspected cases" of hantavirus at Esquel



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The latest medical report disseminated by health authorities Chubut confirmed the entry of other patients classified as "suspected cases" of hantavirus in Esquel hospital.

As indicated by Telam, a 27-year-old boy who has symptoms of this disease and will become a direct relative of the person who died last.

In a report released on Tuesday, the 25th, it was indicated that "a 27-year-old male patient was treated in the last hour of the night, classified as a suspected hantavirus case and with a history of being from a family group. Someone was killed by an outbreak."

In addition to a suspicious case received last night, "a 57-year-old adult male patient and a 43-year-old woman, both positive for hantavirus, remained in the intensive care unit."

So far there have been five fatal victims of this disease while there are two people with confirmed cases of hantavirus who are in intensive care, two in isolation and one in observation.

Chubut's Ministry of Health decided to mobilize a special plan of psychological support for victims of hantavirus and also for all the Andean community affected by five deaths in a few weeks.

The director of Esquel's Programatic Area, Jorge Elías, acknowledged that "the situation for days is very complex, especially in Epuyén", the northwestern city of Chubut, where 12 people contracted hantavirus from the beginning of November, between them five died.

"Although it is a disease in the area and every year cases are known, this time people are very worried about what happened and it seems good that there is psychological help because they do not even want to leave their homes," he admitted in a conversation with Telam mayor of the city, Antonio Reato.


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