Faced with the growing rat in a particular region of Patagonia products Bloom colihue cane, Government Department of Health and jurisdictions strengthen disease prevention, particularly in areas affected by this phenomenon.
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of plague in the provincial town Epuyén of Chubut, last summer, the Health Secretary governments Nations has intensified coordination and disease prevention hantavirus them. To this end he called the medical team Chubut, Black River and Neuquén to participate in the conference call unify criteria and measures against the case may be.
For this purpose, representatives of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases and the vaccine, Miriam Burgos, stressed that “it is important to maintain fluid communication with the jurisdictions affected, to know what is required and how they work” in terms of this, the official stressed that “success Epuyén are due to work together with a different team.”
in the conference participate on the field of zoonoses and epidemiology of the province of Patagonian mentioned, as well as members of the care team in hospitals in the cities of Bariloche, Bolson, Esquel and Villa Langostura, among others.
Since June, the Secretariat of the Government has been working with SINAGIR and National Parks on the steps of care that should have people in relation to the “ratada” which is how to define the phenomenon of excessive increase in the number of wild-type mice due to natural causes such as sugar cane harvest year colihue main -food these animals – who produces it, counting on the food too much, rats have up to three reproductive events in a year
as a result, this is the natural result of mass transfer phenomena of mice looking for soil, water and food. even during the day, which could enter the house and barn to consume and contaminate food, feed and water sources. rats can even eat wiring water, electricity, telephone and vehicle causing serious problems to the population afectada.Esta closeness to the population situation and the possibility of contact of people with the urine, saliva and feces of rodents increases the likelihood of producing hantavirus cases.
In this case, the national director of Epidemiology and Analysis of Health Situation, Patricia Angeleri, said “it is vital that against diseases such as hantavirus can agree a protocol of action, especially against the possibility of human transmission, because the contact respiratory isolation selective a measure it is important to reduce the possible impact of human transmission of the virus, “as recorded on the outbreak Epuyén.
for Angeleri, “acts as did the Neuquen and Chubut provinces which highlights and replicated by the province involved,” the official said.
Hantavirus is an acute viral disease. wild-type mice (especially colilargos) is a reservoir of virus and transmit to people by eliminating the virus in their saliva, feces and urine. Although certain historical inter-human infection for some of these viruses, the highest form of transmission are the environment, so it is important prevention through:
• Avoid living with rats and contact with their secretions. • Prevent rats nest entrance or the make at home. • insert holes in doors, walls and pipes. • Perform cleaning (floors, walls, doors, tables, drawers and cabinets) with one part bleach nine water (leaving 30 minutes and then rinsed). Wet the floor before sweeping to suppress dust. • The garden and firewood more than 30 mts. housing, cut grass and weeds up to a radius of 30 meters. around the house. • ventilation at least 30 minutes before entering places that have closed state (housing, warehouses) .Cubrirse mouth and nose with a N95 mask before entering. • A camping rid of weeds and garbage disposal, do not sleep directly on the ground and consume drinking water • If you are a live mouse. no, Carlo and consult the municipality • If you find a dead rodent: spray with bleach along with everything that has been in contact and wait at least 30 minutes. Then pick it up using gloves and bury more than 30 cm. in or burn.
Currently, Argentina has until epidemiological week 40 a total of 92 confirmed cases of hantavirus. Although cases have been reported in both the central and northwest Argentina (NOA), the main focus is on the South, with a history of human transmission and ratada phenomenon affecting the surrounding geography Park Nahuel Huapi.
For more information see the following link:
https://www.argentina.gob.ar/salud/glosario/hantavirushttps://www.argentina.gob.ar/ health / glossary / ratadahttps: //www.argentina.gob.ar/salud/epidemiologia/hantavirus
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