Chubut & # 39; s Health Ministry announced that the child who entered the Epuyén hospital two days ago and was transferred to Bariloche as a suspected hanta virus was confirmed as "positive" following the Malbran Institute's analyzes so that the number of affected of this disease, which transmits the mouse "colilargo" already amounts to 14, with 5 deaths.
In the last official part released on Monday, Chubut's Ministry of Health clarifies it "Contingency continues to work in Epuyén, elaborate on the actions of selective respiratory isolation for humans classified as close contacts", after emphasizing that the minor referred to the Río Negro hospital in Bariloche is stabilizing.
In Epuyén, the population of approx. 4,000 inhabitants who were epicentered for the outbreak, located in the extreme northwest of Chubut, in the so-called Andean region, about 220 blood samples to analyze potentially affected.
The samples for analysis were taken from settlers who were at the feast of 15 years, when the outbreak began in principle, to which was added the so-called "continent population", that is, the neighbors whom the potential carriers contacted for a problem of approach , especially the family, in addition to the population at risk for the municipality and health professionals.