Sunday , May 16 2021

Chubut: a teenager died and they suspect it is due to a hantavirus

A teenager died in the town of Chubut Esquel and the results of the samples sent to the Carlos Malbran Institute in Buenos Aires are awaiting to determine if it is caused by hantavirus.

So far, there have been five suspected cases, and one has confirmed that he was fired, according to the authorities of the program area "Eskil Health".

The 14-year-old girl was from Epinean He entered the Esquel Hospital with digestive symptoms on Saturday and died the same day.

Authorities in the health program area pointed out that There are five other cases suspected of having a contract with a hantavirus. Three of them are currently hospitalized in intensive care in the hospital's hospital area, waiting for samples to know if they have a virus, one case in the general ward and another ambulance.

"The three people who are in therapy are stable", say doctors.

The affected people are not from the same core, but from the same location and the only confirmed case so far was a person living in a rural area and receiving ambulatory care.

It is transmitted by inhalation – this is the most common route – by breathing air contaminated by the virus that is eliminated from the infected rodent or by direct contact when touching live or dead rodents and their excrement or urine.

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