The accompanying medical director of the Health Program Eskel, Jorge Elias and the Provincial Director of the Preventive Pathology and Epidemiology at the Chubut Ministry of Health, Tereza Stella, today in Epping held a press conference, in which they gave details of the report no. 31 of the epidemiological unpredictability of the emergence of the Hantavirus living in that locality, and stressed cross-cutting work to limit the situation.
It also confirmed the 6th confirmed death due to the outbreak of huntavirus in the mountains of Chubut.
In a press release, the accompanying medical director of Esquel's program area, Jorge Elias, confirmed "the death of a new positive hantavirus case, by which we count 6 people dead in this context of emergence," detailing that "it's one of patients who were hospitalized in the Eskal Zone Hospital for several days and who remained in the critical care unit for 72 hours in the last 72 hours. "
Limit the condition of the disease
In this regard, Elias said that with "the extraordinary measures of selective isolation, we identified all the close contacts of the positive cases and we worked in a personalized way and against the clock with each of those people" the days before the celebration of the new year
"It is a respiratory type isolation that specifically matches home", and that "consists of isolating the respiratory path through a mask, often washing hands, maintaining a certain internal distance in the home and, of course, limiting all social activities that it is not necessary and, to an exceptional extent, that the person must leave his home, that he does it to protect the airways, "Elias said.