The Ministry of Health of Chubut confirmed this Saturday a new case of hantavirus, so that the contagion to the province rises to 31, where 11 people died since the last 3 of December declared an outbreak of # 39; this disease in the town of Epuyén, today reported this portfolio.
"During the day yesterday, a senior adult patient in the town of Maitén, who remained under strict isolation, supervised at home and subsequently referred to the Esquel Zonal Hospital, was confirmed positive for hantavirus," reported the daily statement of the Ministry of Provincial Health.
He also stressed that "the total number of cases in the context of the epidemiological outbreak amounts to 31 people."
Also in the afternoon yesterday, a visitor was informed of a patient observing in the Sub Zonal Maitén Hospital, "who remained under strict, supervised domicile isolation," detailed the "Daily Part hantavirus contingency ".
Of the total number of infections, 29 are interned in the Esquel zonal hospital, one in the Bariloche zone and another in Chile, while a suspected case is under observation at the Maitén zonitor's health center.
The Ministry of Health reported that 89 people continue to measure "selective respiratory isolation of effective home delivery", distributed in the localities of Epuyén (34) Maitén (31), El Clot (1), Cholila ( 1) Esquel (15), and Trevelin (7).
Hantavirus is transmitted through contact with urine, saliva and excretions of rodents infected with this virus, but can also be taken from person to person in close contact with patients in the initial period of the febrile box (48 to 72 hours).
Your symptoms are fever, muscle aches, chills, headaches, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and advanced stages, respiratory distress.