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Chubut in Hantavirus: a health alert was reported after three deaths and several confirmed cases

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Chubut Province announced this morning a health problem in the program zone Esquel (APE) after eight confirmed cases were in the Cordillera district of Epigeese, which left three dead when the death of another morning felt this morning with a picture that was "suspicious" but later confirmed , the provincial health ministry reports today.

"The woman came to the Esquel hospital 72 hours ago and was classified as a suspicious case and had caused a sudden deterioration over the last 24 hours, so the study is underway," they told Télam about the area, including Trevelin, Epuyén, Lago Puelo, El Maitén, José de San Martín, Gualjano, Tecka, Paso de Indio, Corcovado, Cholila, Governor Costa, Río Pico and Esquel.

APE Deputy Director Jorge Elías stated that "regional hospitals, including El Maitén's subzone, with four patients currently under observation, were provided with a contingency plan."

The head of Esquel Regional Hospital Antonio Mugno said that "it can not be confirmed yet". "It's a suspicion, and that's why it is being studied in Malbra, according to the genome, but it has not yet been confirmed that the virus spreads from one person to another," he explained.

For her, Elías recalled that "Hankavirus is an endyritic cordiller area, so we have to take into account the conservation measures during a wild operation that we know where the mouse lives with a virus-bearing colilargo."

On prevention measures an expert said that if you decide to camp, you have to choose a place with no weeds, and "do not sleep in contact with the grass." Similarly, "marking of park managers and guardafaunas, markings and healthcare personnel must be respected and authorized by authorized means of accessing appropriate clothing and footwear".

The house and ceilings must also be well ventilated, clean and clean, with bleach to be disinfected and ventilated earlier and at least one hour in a long closed condition. "Make rural jobs with clothes, suits and breathable undergarments or a handkerchief, and if you are unsure, go to the nearest health center," they warned.

The first symptoms of Hantavirus lung syndrome are fever, muscle pain and fatigue, while later symptoms are cough and breathing difficulties.

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