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Another Hantavirus patient has been confirmed and there are 13 positive cases



The official said this morning that "The latest patient admitted as a suspect case on December 24, at the Esquel Hospital, confirmed that positive hantavirus tests were carried out after the number of confirmed cases was 13.".

He is a 27-year-old boy, a family member of a deceased perpetrator of the appearance, because the healthcare authorities confused the evolution, which is not a person, and the "colinus of mouse" of the feces or urine, which is known to date.

"Until now, 180 patients have been affected by the potential and 40 more are being extracted," said Pibil Télam, from the mountaintop multidisciplinary team.

The blood sample samples were collected for the inhabitants of Epuyen, and at the age of 15, the occurrence began in principle, adding 4,000 inhabitants of the population at risk, as well as to health workers. directly.

He said that "everything is available to deal with the occurrence," and thanked the "National Government, the Malbrán institute, the sister provinces and the Chilean experts who also collaborate with the query."

The virus is transported by the so-called "colilargo mouse", which has a wealth of patagonian mountain ranges.

Once installed in the human body, the virus generates strong muscle and headache, in addition to fever.

So far, the disease causes five deaths, three intensive care people, another isolation and an observation.

The Ministry of Health of Chubut establishes a special plan for the psychological assistance of victims of Hantavirus and the Epuyen community.


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