Monday , January 25 2021

Eighth case of hantavirus in Buenos Aires: Tucuman continues to be free of the virus

A new case of hantavirus was confirmed in the Chacabuco area and the total number of infections in the province of Buenos Aires is eight, informs the director of the epidemiology of the province of Buenos Aires, Iván Insúa,

This is a young 20-year-old from Rousson, who is in the intensive care unit at Dr. Francis Javier Moisis's infectious hospital in Buenos Aires, and his condition is "delicate."

Last weekend, the young man had gone to Chakabuco's health center because he had symptoms compatible with hantavirus, such as fever, asthenia, rot, joint pain, and masthalgia.

At that time he was moved to the town of Chakabuco and then to the Moons Hospital.

Insua told Telam that the case was confirmed by analyzes conducted at the Malbran Institute.

The province of Buenos Aires has eight Hantavirus patients with the cases that occurred in San Pedro, Zarate, Navarro, San Andrés de Giles, Berisso, Lobos and Castelli, where the last Saturday last Saturday is the result. of this disease.

In Tucuman

Infectious Disease Officer Mario Raya confirmed that Tucuman remained free of hantavirus and also noted that the epidemiological signal for each possible case continued.

"We have to bring peace to the population because Tucuman is not endemic to the Hanta virus, but we are always alert to any febrile syndrome," says Raya.

Hantavirus is a severe viral disease caused by the Hanta virus and is transmitted by a rodent (originally very similar to haemorrhagic fevers that are causing blood clotting disorders such as dengue) that do not suffer from the virus, it only passes it through faecal matter or urine, for which the person agrees:

inhalation: This is the most common reason. When you breathe in open or closed areas (sheds, orchards, pastures) that are contaminated.

Direct contact: By touching infected live or dead rodents or faeces or urine of these rodents.

Bites: Biting from infected rodents.

Through interpersonal: It can be transmitted between people through close contact with an infected person during the first days of symptoms through the airway.

The district referr also emphasizes that all medical staff of all Siprosa CAPS are trained to deal with the possible cases of hantavirus that appears and act accordingly.

Take note

When to consult?

They resemble a flu-like condition: fever, muscle aches, chills, headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

How is this prevented?

Maintaining home hygiene to prevent the spread of rodents. In rural areas, be careful when entering warehouses or warehouses; and ventilate the rooms before entering to avoid direct contact with the animal.


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