Saturday , May 8 2021

They recall five suspected cases of Hantavirus, including one fatal



Five cases – one fatal – suspects of Hantavirus in Epyen, Chubut. Confirmation is expected through samples sent to the Institute Carlos Malbran, confirmed the mayor of the site, Antonio Reatto.

The minor is dead for 14 years; There are four other cases that they attended in Esquel. One of the treated patients is employed in the municipality.

Antonio Reto spoke with Health Minister Adrian Paci, who was returning from the Federal Capital. The dismissal of Zoonosis staff was coordinated to review the area where the inhabitants of Epyen were suspected of cases of Hantavirus.

"It's a sad day for us because of the little girl who died, there is no accurate diagnosis of possible cases, the samples are sent to Buenos Aires and everything was postponed because there were no G20 flights," said the head of the village.

"There are four suspicious cases, plus the case of a 14-year-old girl. The internees are stable, there is an intensive care worker in the municipality, we hope to leave in the coming days," Reatto said.

* Hantavirus disease is the occurrence of zoonosis transmitted to man from rodents infected by these viruses, mainly in suburban areas and rural areas, in peri-domicilias or in closed areas as warehouses or warehouses. However, in some areas peribic and domicile habits have been observed due to the invasion of rodents in search of food or shelter. (Source: TiempoSur – Radio 3)