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Confirm a new case of Hantavirus

The official said this morning that "the last patient admitted as a suspected case on December 24 in the Eskil Hospital was confirmed as positive for hantavirus after the tests, making the number of confirmed cases 13".

It's a 27-year-old boy, a family member of a person who died of a hantavirus.

"So far, 180 blood samples have been taken to analyze potential potentials, and now another 40 extractions will be added," Pisi said to Telam, who traveled to the top of the ranks' ranks in the work of the multidisciplinary team early in the mountain ranks.

Blood samples for analysis were taken for the people of Epune who were at the party of 15 years, where the epidemic started in principle, which was added to the population at risk of this community of 4,000 inhabitants, plus the included healthcare personnel. directly.

The sanitation emphasized that "everything is available to face the outbreak" and thanked the "national government, the Malbrand institute, sister provinces and even Chilean specialists who cooperate at the level of consultation".

The virus is transported from the so-called. "colilargo mouse", a small rodent abounding with the patagonian mountain range.

Once installed in the human body, the virus produces strong muscle and headaches, despite the high temperature.

So far, the disease has already caused five deaths, in addition to three internals in intensive care, another in isolation and one in observation.

The Chubut Ministry of Health decided to deploy a special plan of psychological support to the victims of the hantavirus, as well as the rest of the Epuyén community.

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