Monday , December 6 2021

Hantavirus alert in Esquel: three dead


Last week, a 14-year-old youth and a worker from El Hoyo Municipality, 61, died,

In both Three patients, all positive for Hantavirus, are in hospital in the care center's intensive care unit. A minor is without mechanical ventilation, stable while an adult is maintained with mechanical ventilation, but its parameters are stable, according to the report. The last of the three interns is in critical condition and with forecasted forecast according to the report.

Currently there are no patients in the isolation room, in the Hospital Esquel Hospital, and Hospital Rural de Epuyén. In both the Rural Hospital of El Maiten remains "isolated 4 patients under observation from EpuyénThe own section indicates that the condition of the epidemiological warning declared for the Esquel programmatic area occurred in the last few hours as a sanitary warning.

What is Hantavirus

Hantavirus is a serious acute viral disease caused by the Hanta virus. The field mice (especially the long-sleeved) send it to the people, eliminating the virus in the saliva, stools and urine.

How is it transferred?

  • Inhalation: This is the most common cause. It occurs when we breathe in open or closed places (sheds, orchards, grasslands) where the feces or urine of the infected rodents released the virus that pollutes the environment.
  • By direct contact: By touching infected live or dead rodents, or by these rodents stool or urine
  • Bites: When the bit of infected rodents.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms resemble a flu-like state: fever, muscle pain, chills, headache, nausea, vomiting and sometimes abdominal pain and diarrhea. After a few days, there may be a worsening breathing need, which produces what is called "Hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome", which, although rare, can lead to death if it is not treated in time.

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