Hantavirus alarm: in the city of San Martín de los Andes we observe three patients


People they are admitted to the Ramón Carrillo hospital cities. The health authorities explained that three patients were in the study who denied being infected.

"Depending on the suspicion or possibility of a similar disease, the relevant protocols were launched and from that moment it was decided to be monitored", stated in the statement.

The health center explained that "In order to confirm whether the patient suffers from chantavirus, blood samples are sent to the Malbrán Institute in Buenos Aires, a center that officially certifies whether or not it has pathology"

The health authorities have warned that the region is an endemic area in view of the presence of chantavirus.because the natural environment is a long-standing mice (a reservoir and only a rodent capable of transmitting the virus), therefore prevention must be permanent and lasting"

The outbreak of hantavirus lasts a month and a half and there are no signs that it will be controlled for a short time. In this respect, experts provide this there are still two incubation periods to close the outbreak.

In this context, the Chubut government commissioned "preventive isolation of people"Health Minister Adrián Pizzi filed a complaint with Esquel's State Prosecutor's Office and requested legal intervention measures to ensure selective isolation of the respiratory tract in cases affected by the chantavirus.


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