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Confirm another patient with hantavirus in Chubut and the number of positive cases increases to 14




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The Chubut Ministry of Health reported that an underage child who entered the hospital in Epuyén two days ago and was transferred to Bariloche as a suspected case
Hantavirus, confirmed as "positive" after the Malbrán Institute analyzed, so that the number of people affected by this disease who transmitted "colilargo" rats numbered 14, with 5 fatal victims.

In the last official section released today, Chubut's Ministry of Health clarified that "contingent teams continue to work at Epuyén, deepening selective breathing isolation actions for people classified as close contact," noted that the child, who was relegated to the Río Negro hospital in Bariloche, it's stabilized.

In Epuyén, a population of around 4000 residents who were the center of the spread, which is located in the extreme northwest of Chubut, in the region called Andean, took around 220 blood samples to analyze the potential affected.

Samples for analysis were taken from settlers who were at a party of 15 years in which outbreaks began in principle, which was added to the so-called "continental population", that is, neighbors with whom potential carriers contacted for a problem. approaches, especially families, in addition to a population at risk from the city and health workers.

Telam Agency


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