Health authorities in northern Argentina have reported one new case of an unidentified illness that has sickened a minimum of 10 folks, officers say. The trigger of the outbreak stays unknown.
The well being ministry in Tucumán province stated in an announcement on Friday that an 81-year-old man with comorbidities has been linked to the outbreak. The man is hospitalized within the public sector in critical situation.
The assertion didn’t specify the place or when the person could have been contaminated. All of the prior instances had been discovered at Luz Médica, a non-public clinic within the metropolis of San Miguel de Tucuman.
Dr. Luis Medina Ruiz, the area’s well being minister, stated at a briefing on Thursday that consultants have carried out assessments for greater than 30 attainable causes up to now – together with coronavirus, influenza, hantavirus, and a number of strains of Legionella – however all have come again damaging.
The first identified case is a 70-year-old girl who was admitted to Luz Médica in mid-August to endure surgical procedure for a gallbladder drawback. She developed a lung an infection on August 18, after which healthcare staff who had contact together with her began falling sick.
A health care provider and a nurse later died, and the primary affected person died on Thursday morning. Four different sufferers, together with the new case, stay in critical situation. Three extra are being handled on an outpatient foundation. Symptoms of the illness embody shortness of breath, pneumonia and fever.
“We are all on alert about this issue,” Medina Ruiz stated. (*1*)
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) are each monitoring the outbreak.
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