Saturday, September 8, 2018

PRO/AH/EDR> Hantavirus - Americas (52): Argentina (Buenos Aires)

HANTAVIRUS - AMERICAS (52): ARGENTINA (BUENOS AIRES)
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Date: Thu 6 Sep 2018
Source: Oh Laprida [in Spanish, trans. Mod.TY, edited]
<http://www.ohlaprida.com.ar/2018/09/confirman-un-caso-de-hantavirus-en-laprida-pero-llevan-tranquilidad/>


A positive case of [a] hantavirus [infection] was reported in recent
days in a neighbor of Laprida [province], who was from Azul city.
According to information from the Municipal Hospital given to Oh
Laprida, the case originated in a rural areas of our district.
However, to calm the neighbors, they were informed that more
information will be given this Friday [7 Sep 2018].

As for the patient, they said that he is a man who is currently
hospitalized in the Pinto de Azul Hospital and that initially this is
not a serious case, although a wait [for development] remains.

For more information, Municipal Health officials will give a press
conference tomorrow [Fri 7 Sep 2018] to disseminate information and
precautions to prevent [infection by] the virus.

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[No clinical signs are given nor is there any indication of the
situation under which the infection might have been acquired. As with
the report above, the reports of hantavirus infections that ProMED
receives seldom mention which hantavirus is the etiologic agent of the
cases. Cases of hantavirus infection with hantavirus pulmonary
syndrome have been reported from various parts of Argentina in recent
years. As noted in ProMED-mail archive no.
http://promedmail.org/post/20110430.1348, several endemic hantaviruses
have been associated with human infection in Argentina: Andes virus
(western Argentina; in the long-tailed pygmy rice rat host,
_Oligoryzomys longicaudatus_); related Andes-like viruses Hu39694 (in
central Argentina; rodent host unknown); Marciel virus (in the dark
bolo mouse, _Bolomys obscurus_), Lechiguana and Central Plata (in
central Argentina in the yellow pygmy rice rat _O. flavescens_); Oran
(in northwestern Argentina; in _O. longicaudatus_); Anajatuba and
Juquitiba (in _Oligoryzomys forensi_) and Bermejo (western Argentina;
in _O. chaoensis_). Without laboratory confirmation, it is not
possible to say with certainty which hantavirus was involved in this
case. It might have been due to infection by the Buenos Aires virus.
The rodent host of this virus has not been determined. - Mod.TY

Map of Argentina:
<http://www.zonu.com/argentina_maps/Argentina_Regions_Map_2.htm>
HealthMap/ProMED-mail map:
Buenos Aires, Argentina: <http://healthmap.org/promed/p/53505>]

[See Also:
Hantavirus - Americas (36): Argentina (BA) suspected
http://promedmail.org/post/20180524.5817474
Hantavirus - Americas (35): Argentina (SA), USA (Texas) susp.
http://promedmail.org/post/20180522.5812466
Hantavirus - Americas (27): Argentina (NQ)
http://promedmail.org/post/20180330.5718389
Hantavirus - Americas (25): Argentina (BA)
http://promedmail.org/post/20180322.5702232
Hantavirus - Americas (13): Argentina (BA)
http://promedmail.org/post/20180228.5655058
Hantavirus - Americas (12): Chile (AR, AI) Argentina (BA) Panama (LS)
http://promedmail.org/post/20180218.5634982
Hantavirus - Americas (02): Argentina (ER) susp., RFI
http://promedmail.org/post/20180114.5557055
Hantavirus - Americas (01): Argentina (BA) Chile (BB)
http://promedmail.org/post/20180108.5543934]
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