Gantvirus is a serious viral disease transmitted by rodents.
Commonly reported cases of hantavirus, reported annually in South American countries, including Brazil. But a deadly outbreak of the disease in the south Argentina drew attention
From December last year to the last Saturday (12 years), ten people were killed. One of them was a 29-year-old Chilean woman who was infected with hantavirus in Argentina, reports BBC News Brazil.
According to a recent report from the Ministry of Public Health of Chubutu, a region in southern Argentina, 28 people have been infected until now.
Concerns about this outbreak cause not only a large number of fatalities, but also the suspicion that all infected patients are on other patients.
The most common is that the infection occurs directly through inhalation of urine particles, stool and saliva of wild rodents – not through contact with other infected people. Therefore, the cases of the disease are usually isolated.
Unlike humans, rodents, such as rats and rats, can tolerate hantavirus throughout their lives without getting sick.
Surprising in the case of Argentina, there is a high concentration of cases in one locality and with a large number of deaths in a short time.
People who died knew each other and many of them were members of one seven.