Sucre Manabí : Hepatitis A Outbreak

Posted on August 29, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency / A health technician from District No. 4 arrived at the Sucre fiscal education unit on May 24 to talk about this disease to parents gathered in the courtyard of the entity.
Álvaro Baquezea, the father of the family, indicated that they had been summoned to a meeting to talk to them about this hepatic disease and to give them some recommendations as a preventive measure, since there had been cases of hepatitis A.
The same indicated Viviana Rivas and Maria Elena Toala, also mothers of family.
Malaise In the house of Viviana Reyes, located in the streets Commerce and Junin, two minors were absent from classes because they were sick.
Viviana said that her eldest son, a student at the Sucre educational unit, was diagnosed by laboratory test that hepatitis A had.
The other, from the school February 15, had the same symptoms (fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting), but in the preliminary tests was negative.
Hermes Sánchez said that one of his sons, a student at the Technical University of Manabí (UTM), is ill with hepatitis A. Sanchez said Monday that the disease was confirmed by examination and that his son is medicated And keeping rest. He also lives on Commerce Street.


Problem . Melva Morales, head of the health surveillance area of ​​the Ministry of Public Health, said that 97 cases of hepatitis have been reported in this area.
He added that 46 were detected by laboratory tests and the others by clinical epidemiological links.
The official added that about 30 medical brigades were trained by doctors and nurses to detect and investigate cases of hepatitis.
The first cases would have been reported in the second week of July, Morales said. He added that these cases are due to the hygiene habits that they have in this territory, as well as for the quality of the water. Read Article

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