After confirming a new case of hantavirus infection in Buenos Aires, and although from the Ministry of Health, they will emphasize that they are common cases "for this little time of year, the infected origin of Berisso is in serious state.
According to the director of the General Intervention Hospital of Aguts San Martín, the 40-year-old man is interned in intensive therapy with a "# 39;" Serious respiratory tract – with respiratory, symptomatic treatment, & # 39; & # 39; of vital support & # 39; & # 39;
& # 39; & # 39; Studies at the Malbrn Institute confirmed that it is about hantavirus, with a strain that is not the same as that of Epuyn, Not a resident of this region, inform TLAM the doctor.
According to the Ministry of Health of the province, five cases of hantavirus patients are already registered in the territory of Buenos Aires, and that in these facts, "# 39; the infection came from contact with rats as usual in the province, not as the situation that is registered and Epuyn from person to person ".
It is worth remembering that the other confirmed hantavirus cases were registered in the districts of Sant Pere, Zrate, Navarro and Lomas de Zamora. Buenos Aires Health Minister Andrés Scarsi explained today that "70% of cases of hantavirus in the territory of Buenos Aires appear between November and March, with a modality of infection of the mouse to humans and not between people" .
At the same time, there are four variants of the virus circulating in Patagonia, we find the South and Andes strains (responsible for the 11 deaths of Epuyn). In the Pampan region there is the Lechiguanas strain. To the north of the country, the variants Orn and Bermejo; and in Missions, Juquitiba, a variant imported from Brazil.
For its part, the epidemiologist director of the provincial health portfolio, IVN Insa, pointed out that the lowest rate of illness in the last 7 years was registered in the province of Buenos Aires in 2018. The specialist said that in the south of the country the lethality reaches 40%, while in the Province of Buenos Aires it reaches 16%.
According to official statistics, 25 cases were registered in the province of Buenos Aires during 2018, while in 2017 there were 44 cases. The official asked the health regions to "intensify the clinical suspicion before the presentation of febrile cases." To avoid contamination, the provincial health portfolio recommended "not to contact the secretions of mice (especially the so-called" colilargo ").