Minister of Health of Argentina Adolfo Rubinsteinsaying on Monday that the government suspects it Hantavir's outbreak in a city in the province of Chubut, which has already caused ten deaths, is a "mutation", as it can be given "human-made infection",
"Fundamentally, until now, the infectious route was sporadic in the case of inhalation of excretions of mice (…). The difference is that this is a human infection, this is what is much more concerned with the epidemiological point of view"- said the head of the healthcare department in an interview with Russia Radio Mitra,
So far, the outbreak of hantavirus, which arose in the city of Ebouin in Chubut, has caused 28 positive cases of infection and 10 deaths in the border area from Chile
The last victim of the flash was a Chilean citizen who died on Saturday in Santiago after visiting a man from Epuyen who died of this disease in December.
Rubinstein explained this the chain of infections began with a "gentleman with symptoms" who visited popular holidays in early November and infected those who shared the table, and since then the number of cases has increased.
– Chubut Government (@gobiernochubut) January 10, 2019
He noted that the patients of the virus undergo a "very serious condition", as this outbreak records a "very high mortality rate" of more than 40 percent. "
In addition to safety and prevention measures that are implemented in the area and in the vicinity, authorities are conducting research to specifically identify which characteristics of the virus and howif there is a kind of mutation that promotes this rather unusual new way in the case of a hunt of human infection.
Initially, hantavirus is transmitted in contact with urine, saliva and excrement of rodents infected with the virus. Transmission between people requires close contact with patients in the initial period of the febrile episode, which lasts from the first 48 to 72 hours.
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– Chubut Government (@gobiernochubut) December 5, 2018
The route of distribution is inhalation, so kisses and hugs can infect hantavirus, as well as particles of saliva when they speak. Symptoms of this virus are fever, mild pain, chills, headaches, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and the stage of development of respiratory failure.
Outbreak product, the authorities decided to suspend recreational activities in Epuyén such as roast festival and other mass events in different places.
The city of Chubut, Eupüen, the past few days, ordered the quarantine of health after the detection of the virus and The entertainment activities that were planned were stopped, like barbeque parties and other mass events in several places.
Chubute extends from Hualayehue to Balmaseda, from the Chilean side (image: Clarin)