The Ministry of Health Chubut informed today that they are 23 cases confirmed cases of hantavirus – two in intensive care – since the declaration of "epidemiological contingency" on December 3, with 8 cases dropped and one suspect that the results of the Instituto Malbrán.
"It is reported that, of the total of 23 positive cases confirmed by hantavirus in the context of the outbreak in the city of Epuyén, 1 corresponds to the case of the Chilean citizen hospitalized in the hospital. hospital of Puerto Montt " which had been given as a "suspect case" last weekend and now confirmed as positive, was officially indicated.
The report 36, published today, details that there are 7 patients in the isolation ward of the Esquel hospital, 2 in intensive care in the same place and another in intensive care for children in the city of Río Negro. Bariloche and also in this last city a patient recovers in the common room, while two were discharged.
O "epidemiological contingency" It was declared more than a month ago and had the fatal outcome of the death of six residents of Epuyén of different ages who were in contact with those affected.