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Another patient with Hantavirus in Chubut was confirmed and the number of positive cases rises to 14




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The Chubut Ministry of Health reported that a minor who was admitted to Epueen hospital two days ago and transferred to Bariloche as a suspected case.
Hantavirus was confirmed as “positive” after the analyzes of the Institute Malbran, so the number of people affected by this disease, transmitting the mouse “collargo”, is already 14 with 5 deaths.

In the last official part, published today, the Chubut Ministry of Health explains that “the emergency team continues to work in Epien, deepening selective respiratory isolation measures for people classified as close contacts”, noting that the child who was received at Rio Hospital Negro in Bariloche, he stabilized.

In Epyuene, a population of approximately 4,000 inhabitants, which became the epicenter of the outbreak located in the extreme north-west of Chubut, in the so-called Andean region, took about 220 blood samples to analyze potential victims.

Samples for analysis were taken from the settlers who had been at the party for 15 years, where, in principle, an outbreak began, to which the so-called “continental population” was added, that is, those neighbors with whom the potential carriers came into contact to solve the problem. approach, especially family, in addition to the population at risk of the municipality and medical personnel.

Agency Telam


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