After confirming the transmission of three cases in San Pedro, Zárate and Navarro – in addition to the infected patient in Lomas de Zamora – it was officially reported that four cases of hantavirus were recorded in Buenos Aires.
In any case, the Director of Epidemiology of the Provincial Ministry of Health, Iván Insúa, he assured that "We are not facing an outbreak" in the most populous neighborhood of the country.
The official said the cases were those of the 26-year-old man admitted to Gandulfo de Lomas de Zamora Hospital; the 41-year-old in San Pedro, who is in the Constitution of Morón Clinic; a Navarro for 20 years, boarding general Rodriguez and a man from Zarate. "They are well and evolving favorably, Zarate's patient is more complicated and we follow our day-to-day evolution."
On the other hand, he insisted "in all cases is a strain different from that of Epuyén", in Chubut, where there was an outbreak that caused ten deathsand "the situation continues to be common in the province" and that his appearance "multiple cases".
"In Buenos Aires we usually have 25 cases per year, we are in the usual situation, so we do not need to be alarmed because there is no inter-human contagion and there were no deaths, in all of these cases contagion occurred from rodents to person and not from person to person. (as in Epuyén) ", he finished.