Teenager dies suspected of hantavirosis in Smile


A teenager died on Monday (25) after three hours while being hospitalized at the Hospital Regional de Sorriso, 420 km from Cuiabá. The suspicion is that the death was caused by hantavirus or leptospirosis.

The health surveillance of the municipality of Sorriso is investigating the causes of the sudden death of the young person. He was hospitalized Monday morning complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath.

The teenager was treated by the medical team, was hospitalized in the emergency box of the unit, which functions as a mobile ICU, but in almost 3 and a half hours hospitalized he did not resist and died.

According to the medical unit, the patient would have been referred from the Emergency Care Unit (UPA) to the Regional Hospital.

The death certificate of the young person is the cause of severe acute respiratory syndrome. The surveillance team, the municipal health department, investigates the cause of death.

There are two main suspects: hantavirosis and leptospirosis. According to the clinical picture, according to the technical director of the regional hospital, Rodrigo Bezerra, the main suspect is hantavirosis.

However, the tests and serologies collected will be analyzed by the state-accredited laboratory, which is located in Cuiabá.

Hantavirus is an acute viral zoonosis is a serious disease transmitted by wild rodents. Hantavirus in humans can cause two clinical forms of the disease: hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome and hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome.

In addition to contamination by inhaling small particles formed from the urine, feces or saliva of infected rodents, it is possible to contract the disease percutaneously, ie through skin excoriation or bite of rats

And even when touching eyes, mouth or nose with hands contaminated by the virus through the transmission of person to person.

Leptospirosis is a disease caused by a bacterium that is in the renal system of common rats. It is estimated that 60% of the rats have the bacterium in the urine .. The prevention way is to try to avoid contact, which can sometimes be unexpected when there is a flood, for example.


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