Wednesday , June 16 2021

Chubut: up to 31 cases of hantavirus



Ministry of Health of Chubut report new case of hantavirus in the countryside. This is an "elderly adult" El Maitén, which remains low strict isolation, observed at home and subsequently mentioned Zonal hospital in hospital, was confirmed positively. "

Thus, the number of cases of infections amounted to 31 people in the province, where there are already 11 victims. On December 3, the outbreak of the disease in the city Epuyen,

In addition to confirming a new case, the portfolio of provincial healthcare accounts for the income of patient under surveillance in the El Meiten hospital, which remained under strict isolation, observed at home, announced Daily Hantavirus, published by the Chubut government,

Of the other cases of infection, 29 were interned at the Eskel Zonal Hospital, one of them Bariloche and another in Chile, too 89 people continue with the measure "for selective respiratory isolation of effective home adherence", distributed in the populated areas of. t Epuyen (34) El Maitén (31), El Hoyo (1), Cholila (1) Esquel (15) and Trevelin, informed the Ministry of Health.

14 were killed by hantaviruses across the country. Disease transmitted through contact with urine, saliva and excretions of infected rodents may also spread from person to person through close contact with patients in the initial period of febrile symptoms (the first 48 to 72 hours). Its symptoms are fever, muscle aches, chills, headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and advanced stages, respiratory distress.


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