Panama: Two Cases of Hantavirus Reported

Posted on August 30, 2014 • Filed under: Agriculture, Latin America Health, Panama reported 2 new cases of [a] hantavirus [infection]
were confirmed by the Ministry of Health in Los Santos [province], one
in San Jose de Las Tablas and the other in Tonosi.

Nahir Cedeno, Regional Health Director in Los Santos, stated that
these cases were a 27-year-old young man and a 70-year-old man, both
of whom currently are in intensive care in the Joaquin Pablo Franco
Hospital in Las Tablas.

Cedeno indicated that to date 47 cases are registered, of whom 25 had
developed hantavirus pulmonary syndrome [HPS] and 22 are [just]
febrile cases.

As well, Cedeno said that there are 500 silos (containers) to store
grain in Tonosi, but for now only 42 have been distributed, since they
are verifying, house by house, if 1 or 2 silos are needed, according
to the people’s needs. Read Article

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