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Magdalene Prisoner Infected Hantavirus



However, in the province of Buenos Aires, nine cases of hantaviruses were confirmed.


40 year old man who prisoner in Magdalena prisonnot far from La Plata, was transferred to a hospital of high complexity in the capital of Buenos Aires, due to being infected with hantavirus,

The man who is serving a sentence in the criminal department 28, felt a general malaise with pain in the joints and head. In the Sanitary Ward of the prison, with symptoms similar to flu symptoms, he was subjected to trials that led to a reduction in the hantavirus, so his transfer to San Juan de Dios Hospital in La Plata was determined.

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In the province of Buenos Aires, nine cases of reported and confirmed hantaviruses have already been reported.

Prison situation

The authorities of the provincial penitentiary service conducted personnel training to take measures for prevention and early diagnosis, in addition to operatives of fumigation and disinfestation "in different penitentiary institutions."

Oblast Memory Commission (CPM) has already requested take measures to prevent and disinfect in prisons, police stations, closed centers for young people and psycho-neurological Buenos Aires to avoid infection by a virus that is transmitted from colilargo mice.

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According to the PUK, during inspections in prisons, this was discovered "with great concern." rodent presence and lack of hygiene from where the detainees are, two questions that make these places very favorable places for the spread of the disease".


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