The government of the province of Chubut suspended the Craft Festival, scheduled from January 17 to 20 in the town of Epuyén, due to the outbreak of hantavirus for which 13 have so far been reported confirmed cases of the disease with five deaths.
Chubut's health minister, Adrián Pizzi, has indicated that for "psycho-social reasons a new warning is suspended" the 29th edition of this party in the Andean region of the northwest of Chubut.
The measure was based "on the report of the mental health team that works on a community very concerned about this issue, beaten by its losses, with a municipality momentarily stopped and after talking with the # 39; Antonio Reato's intendant has supported his decision to postpone the party. "
After the 13 confirmed cases, it was decided to strengthen the lines of action to avoid the transmission of person to person, minimizing the risk in which they are the close contacts and even between cohabitantes. As noted, "the outbreak of hantavirus in Epuyén shows atypical behavior."