Second case of fatal antavirus in Chubut


A municipal official from Epuyén in Chubut became the second death due to hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in the province.

The man, who was 61 and had been admitted to intensive care, was one of five positive cases of hantavirus confirmed by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INEI), Carlos Malbrán, where the samples are sent.

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The rest of the complex picture is that of a 15-year-old teenager, who also remains in intensive care, but in clear recovery, while the other patients were discharged, according to hospital sources consulted by Telam

Meanwhile, Malbrán's results are expected for three new cases reported as "suspects."


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