One of the patients coexists with the first case detected and the other two are geographically related, the Ministry of Health informed. One of these people is from Santo Tomé but works in the Santa Fe area where the infections took place.
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The Ministry of Health confirmed four cases of dengue in the city, which are concentrated in a southwestern district. Last Friday the first patient was detected, which had no history of travel, and then there were three more cases in the same area. One of these patients lives in Sao Tome but works near the site where the cases were detected in Santa Fe.
One important issue is that none of these patients have a history of traveling to a region where dengue is endemic, such as Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and some parts of northern Argentina.
Since last week's Friday, actions have been taken to prevent new infections in a radius of 9 apples around the detected case. They consist of finding symptoms of the disease among neighbors – for example if there are febrile syndromes -, eliminate the mosquito nurseries aedes aegypti (the vector of dengue) and also fumigate to lower mosquito populations. In Santa Fe, the health teams of the province and municipality carried out this task.
The same thing was done this week in the Adelina Est neighborhood of Santo Tomé. "The case detected is not autochthonous and corresponds to a 51-year-old man who contracted the disease by contagion, following the link with a neighboring city of Santa Fe, the diagnosis was recently confirmed," reported the Municipality of Sant Vaig take.
In the first hours of Thursday the survey of an area of 9 islands (as established by the protocol) began, taking as epicenter the address of the index case. There, precautionary tasks were carried out, the search for suspicious cases of fever, cleansing, atrophied action and focal fumigation.
The Ministry of Health recommends people with symptoms that are compatible with dengue (fever, decay, muscle pains) to consult precociously and not self-medicate. It is also important:
– Place-repellent every four to six hours while fever lasts and burn spirals in the environments of your home.
– Completion of the medical indications and concurrent control in the center near your home.
– Stay at your home and do not attend at work or visit until you get up. Restrict visits.
– Remove from home objects that can be used as a mosquito reservoir.
It is also key that all neighbors work together to eliminate mosquito nurseries. You do not have to accumulate garbage and cover tanks and deposits, hermetically. You also need to place down buckets, basins and any useful container down; Change the water from animals and vases every three days and keep patios and gardens tidy and damaged.
Hantavirus and leptospirosis
The Ministry of Health confirmed a case of hantavirus in the city of Esperanza, the same is a good evolution. This is a case of local transmission, not related to the southern outbreak of Argentina. In addition, three patients with leptospirosis were detected, two of whom required internally in intensive therapy. All patients had activities that were at risk for the disease (one is a fisherman, another rural worker and the third waste harvester), and it is not a question of patients who have been flooded.