Tuesday , January 31 2023

Hantavirus causes 12 deaths in Argentina


Confirmation of a case in the province Argentine of Between Rivers (Northeast) increased to 12 deaths per person hantavirus in the country, reported medical sources.

Director of Epidemiology of Among the rivers, Diego Garcilazo, has specified that the death of a patient in the city GualeguaychĂș responds to this virus, first transmitted by rodents and whose main symptoms are: fever, muscle aches, chills, headaches, nausea or diarrhea.

garcilazo noted that there are annually in this jurisdiction 70 cases of hantavirus per year.

Also Wednesday was confirmed a 25-year-old man as the first hantavirus case registered in Buenos Aires, although not in danger.

So far, 12 cases have been confirmed by deaths caused by the disease, especially in Province of Chubut, south of the country, although, according to medical authorities, these are different strains.

Disease is transmitted through contact with urine, saliva and rodent feces infected with the virus and for transmission between humans, close contact with patients during the initial period of illness must be made. feverish image, It goes from the first 48 to 72 hours. (I)

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