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Another patient with hantavirus confirmed in Chubut and the number of positive cases increased to 14



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The Ministry of Health of Chubut reported that the youngest one who entered two days ago at the hospital of Epuyén and was transferred to Bariloche as a suspected case of
Hantavirus was confirmed as "positive" following the Malbrán institute's analysis, so that the number of affected by this disease transmitted by the mouse "colilargo" already rises to 14, with 5 victims fatalities

In the last official report released today, the Ministry of Health of Chubut clarifies that "the contingency team continues to work in Epuyén, deepening the actions of selective respiratory isolation to people classified as close contacts" , after pointing out that the minor, which was derived from Bariloche rionegrino hospital, is stabilized.

In Epuyén, the population of approximately 4,000 inhabitants that was transformed into the epicenter of the outbreak, located in the northwestern end of Chubut, on the called Andean region, were taken Around 220 blood samples to analyze affected potentials.

Samples for analysis were extracted from settlers who were in the 15-year-old party where the outbreak was initially initiated, which was added to the "continent population", that is to say those neighbors with what the potential carriers took contact for a matter of approach, especially family, besides the population at risk of the municipality and the health personnel.

telam agency

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