Of Young & # 39; 14 years died Sunday at the city & # 39; Epuyén, f & # 39; Chubut, and doctors they suspect it was due to Hantavirus. To confirm this, awaiting the results of samples sent to the Institute Carlos Malbrán f & # 39; Bus Buenos Aires.
Moreover, the authorities indicated that there are five suspected cases rather than being served at & # 39; Esquel. From the Local Health programmatic area are clarified one was confirmed and the patient recovered. The rest remains & # 39; in the evaluation and analysis expects to know whether kkuntrattatx virus.
Associate director & # 39; the Hospital & # 39; Epuyén, Jorge Elías, indicated that three of these people "are in a hospital intensive care" and do not belong to the same family group.
The young man who died, also from this city & # 39; Chubut, entered the hospital area Severe digestive picture. The analysis of causes of death will take a few days.
As spreads the Hantavirus
The Hantavirus is transmitted by rodents known as "colilargos", Wild species due to climate change and rain live closer and closer to urban areas.
The infected mouse eliminate the virus urine, feces and saliva. The man is transmitted by the respiratory route. The main symptoms are fever, shaking & # 39; chills, muscle aches, pain & # 39; headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea, among others.
Measures & # 39; prevention
– Avoid coexistence with & # 39; contact with rodents and their secretions.
– Avoid rodents come and make nests in homes.
– Cover holes in the doors, the walls and pipes, maintain hygiene with water and bleach, the place gardens and firewood more than 30 meters from the house, cut grass and weeds up radio & # 39 ; 30 meters around the house. Soak the ground before sweeping to avoid dust.
– Thrilled at least 30 minutes before engaging in & # 39; closed places (houses, sheds). Cover your mouth and nose with & # 39; damp handkerchief before entering.
– Make cleaning (floor, tables, drawers and cupboards) with & # 39; one part & # 39; bleach ten water (to 30 minutes and then rinse). Soak the ground before sweeping to avoid dust.
– When camping eliminate weeds and rubbish dumps, m & # 39; have to sleep directly on the floor and consumes drinking water.