9 deaths from chantavirus have already been registered and patients are sent to Comodoro


The death of three people infected with the Hantavirus in Epuyen was shaken yesterday by Cordillera de Chubut, who even mimicked the coastal city of Comodoro Rivadavia, where he was analyzed to dispatch patients to be isolated.

The new victims were a 30-year-old woman who had already lost her father and sister due to illness, the second young woman from Trevelin and the remaining 16-year-old teenager. That's how more than 9 dead since the death of a 14-year-old girl who celebrated her birthday before dinner.

At this site, the virus spread precisely, which on this occasion had a special personal infection, as all victims had contact.


So far, 24 positive cases of chantavirus have been reported (23 in Chubut and 1 in Chile from a woman who was in Epuyen), 8 discarded patients and patients under observation. In the meantime, four people stay intensive care and four more at the Zoo Hospital in Esquel.

On this basis, the Ministry of Health Chubuta assesses the introduction of "compulsory isolation" for alleged cases. This was confirmed yesterday by Minister Adrián Pizzi.

"This will require a judicial remedy that isolation is mandatory and not voluntary, because the situation is very complicated and you must avoid contact," he said.

"There are about 60 (suspicious cases) of those who are in this sanitary situation and have cases of people who do not respond, as we would have on our request, so we will seek compulsory isolation or some legal form that I do not know because I am not lawyer, but I will ask him to take place, "he said.

This measure contributes to the decision to stop the popular ceremony in the region, including the extraordinary Telebing, who will be delighted in El Hoyo and will now take place in Rawson.

Another alternative we are analyzing is the possibility of patients referring to Comodoro Rivadavia to be interned in an isolation unit at a regional hospital where the protocol for two suspected cases has been activated. According to reports, one of the patients is hospitalized in the department, while the other one remains isolated in his home. Both are local Epuyen.


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