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Hantavirus has been confirmed by another patient and has been in 13 positive cases in Chubut



Chubuteko Health Councilor, Adrián Pizzi, has confirmed A new case of hantavirus in the provinces, with whom 13 Infected Since it was detected in the attack of Mount Epuyen, Five of them deadly.

The official said this morning that "the last patient case was admitted as suspect on December 24 that Esquel hospital was confirmed Positive Hantavirus After analyzes, this means that the number of confirmed cases is 13 ".

He is talking about a young 27-year-old man, dead person's family According to the occurrence, its evolution has undermined the health authorities in a sustainable way, as an interpersonal, and is not the "apple long mouse" or urine, as it has been known so far.

"They took up until now 180 blood samples In order to analyze the potential damages, more 40 extraction will now be added, "said Pibil Télam, a multidisciplinary team at the height of the mountain.

Blood samples for the study were for Epuyen's neighbors Began the beginning of the 15th yearThis community of 4,000 inhabitants was also at risk of being added to the population, along with healthcare personnel directly involved.

The Sanitary Minister stressed that he has "thanked the National Government, the Malbrán institute, the provincial sister and also the Chilean specialists," who have been thankful for "everything available to face the apparition"

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.

To date, the disease also causes five deaths three intensive care practices, one room for isolation and one in the observation room.

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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