Workers were diagnosed with serum pneumonia; suspected are hantavirus, influenza, leptospirosis and feverish fever
A 43-year-old farmer has died, and another three at the age of 20, 51 and 60 have been hospitalized in isolation at Santa Casa de Corumba, 419 kilometers from Campo Grande with severe pneumonia. According to the SES (State Department of Health) workers suspected of influenza, hantavirus, leptospirosis or fever spots.
Workers were admitted only on January 23, although the first had symptoms from the 8th day. intensive). According to a medical conclusion issued by SES, the symptoms include headaches, fever, chest and back pain, nausea, dizziness, reluctance and diarrhea.
According to the Corumbá City Hall, the tests sent to Lacem give inconclusive results, but they reject H1N1 and leptospirosis and are sent for deeper analysis. However, all patients are already being treated with Tamiflu and maintained serum therapy.
The SES also reported that two other workers from the same rural property in Pantanal, Paiaguás, 6 hours from Corumbá, also get sick but recover without the need for medical assistance.
On Monday (28), a Sanitary Surveillance team at the municipality will inspect the farm to investigate what may have caused the disease. The Municipality of Corumba intends to ask for assistance from the Navy to provide helicopters to transport the team to the place that is hardly accessible.