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Panic in Jujuy by tourist arriving from south with hantavirus | chronicle



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A suspected case of hantavirus was reported on Thursday by Jujuy health authorities to a 29-year-old man from Río Negro, who is on a walk in the province with his family, reported.

"He is a tourist who came to go to the province and was treated in a private clinic where his health studies were conducted, but he evolved favorably", said the Undersecretary of Juvenile Nursing, Prevention and Promotion, Veronica Serra.

He said that from the clinic they were informed about "Suspect case" and the Provincial Ministry of Health immediately intervened.

The patient, after returning to his home in the center of San Salvador de Jujuy, was visited by the primary medical staff who checked him and his family.

"He is still in the observation, even if he has not suffered respiratory complications, other symptoms like diarrhea, fever, headaches and abdominal pain, his condition is generally good", Serra said.

This person lives in "Campo Colorado about 500 kilometers from Bariloche in a rural area", so "on the suspicion of contracted hantavirus and also considering that coming from the south of the country called for the lab, but on Monday we will have the confirmation"he explained.

With this case "Imported" There are already five suspected Huja cases in Jujuy, one of which on Tuesday was confirmed as positive for a man who has developed favorably his health.

While three of these cases were negative, including another 43-year-old man who died in San Martin's general freedom on January 6, health sources said.

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