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The Hantavirus epidemic causes five deaths in Argentina



Buenos Aires, December 24 (Princess Latina) The number of victims in the Argentine province of Chubut is now five, due to the appearance of a hantavirus, a state of high lethality, passed on to the people of rodents.

The latest victim is a 30-year-old woman from Epupen, who died last night at a hospital where she was hospitalized for several days, the health ministry announced.

Two others were admitted to intensive care and three in secondary care, the ministry said.

Since December 3 last year, the authorities declared the state of health in the province, where 12 infections with hantavirus have already been discovered.

The Ministry of Health has called on the population to keep the houses well ventilated and clean, use disinfectants and, in case of camping, not sleep in direct contact with the grass.

Hantavirus is transmitted to people with mice infected with the Hunt virus through contact with saliva, feces and urine.

Its symptoms are similar to those of influenza: fever, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

In humans, it causes haemorrhagic fever and serious lung disease.

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