There are already five deaths due to the onset of the disease that spreads in the area of the Epulin cordillera.
Chubut's Health Ministry reported that a boy who entered the hospital in Epuyén two days ago and was transferred to Bariloche as a suspicion of a case of hantavirus, was confirmed as "positive" after analyzing the Malbran Institute. In this way, the number of people affected by this disease transmitted by the mouse "colilargo" is already 14, with 5 fatal victims.
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In the latest official part released on Monday, Chubut authorities explained that "the contingency team continues to work in Epune, deepening the activities of selective respiratory isolation of people classified as close contacts." In addition, they reported that the baby, which was referred to the Rio Negro hospital in Bariloche, has stabilized.
In Epyen, the population of approximately 4,000 inhabitants that became the epicenter epidemic, located in the extreme northwestern part of Chubut, Andean region, took about 220 blood samples to analyze potential stakeholders.
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Samples for analysis were taken from the settlers who they were at the party for 15 years where the epidemic was initially begun, to which was added the so-called "continental population", that is, those neighbors with which the potential bearers contacted an access issue, especially a family, in addition to the population at risk from the municipality and health care personnel.