The reason for a mysterious outbreaks of alleged gastroenteritis what is affected to one third of María Grande, in the province of Entre Ríos, was discovered by the Department of Epidemiology under the provincial Ministry.
The result of the epidemiological studies was that the general drawback was due to a virus named noroviruswhich is transmitted by consumption of contaminated food or water or personal contact. In addition, the study was completed with water samples, which were analyzed by the municipality, located 64 kilometers from Paraná.
In this sense, the director of epidemiology, Diego Garcilazo, said: "More than 240 interviews were conducted, and samples for virological and bacteriological analysis".
"It was confirmed in this way that the cases were caused by a virus responsible for 50 percent of outbreaks of gastroenteritis in general," the professional said. It presents with nausea, vomiting, liquid diarrhea and abdominal pain. However, there are asymptomatic cases. Generally, these infections are benign, developing positively in two or three days, "he said.
Recommendations to avoid the disease
To prevent the spread of this type of virus expert, the importance of eating and remembering "safe water".
It is considered safe water as due to its conditions and treatment It does not contain bacteria or toxic substances that affect health. It can be achieved by using bleach (2 drops for each liter of water, 3 drops for each one and 6 drops for every 3 liters, let it rest for 30 minutes before ingestion); or boiling water for three minutes (from the appearance of bubbles, waiting to cool off for consumption).
The water must be preserved when safe. "It can be packed in clean and covered drums, better if they are made of plastic and with a spout," said Garcilazo, "and you have to deposit them off the ground and out of reach of the animals and change the water regularly."
Prevention of dehydration
For those who have gastroenteritis, specialists reminded the importance Maintain good hydration, especially during this summer season, as diarrhea and vomiting cause excessive elimination of body fluids.
Finally, Garcilazo said: "The most vulnerable groups are toddlers and the elderly. breastfeeding It is important to maintain hydration and prevent this type of table from getting worse or prolonged. "