Appen is a town that is sad. People do not go out on the street. Neither the impressive mountain scene and the magnificence of its large lake reaches to end suffering.
"On Friday we call female nurse goodbye, which we all loved. We are in mourning"At Route 40, the mayor Antonio Rito told the cleric to the mountain city of 4,000 inhabitants in the heart of Andin Perealle Comarka 42.
Hentavirus eruption has 6 deaths. All the residents of the APN and the same family are connected to the circle and friends. So far, 19 positive cases have been reported (six are counted dead), 8 were removed, 1 suspected and under 2 observations.
But the biggest worry of this outbreak is the change of viruses transmitted by rats and their transmission person. Dr. Teresa Stella said that infection is "Due to the close contact with patients, during the initial episode of the first episode of the first 48 and 72 hours"
The Health Ministry official was optimistic in his recent statements: "The case is reduced. In order to break out, we will have to wait for two incubation periods."
He explained that "This is something extraordinary for us"And" We do not believe that the virus is more aggressive than other seasons. Always at this time, we were in the case of hantavirus, because it happens in other parts of the country. "He made clear that"All cases were registered in the eponymous town without other cases registered in other parts of the area"
According to doctors in the area, Everything started on November 24 during the teenage birthday celebrations. There was a pawn that contracted the disease to clean the shade. He spread his virus and spread his wife and party girl.
Both he and his wife survived. Girl died. I was 14 years old. It was December 3 and it became the first victim. Other cases arose from that meeting, so that's why 50 people related to that circle were different in quartain
About the cases of isolation Jorge Eliha said They deepen the extraordinary step of choice loneliness. "We recognize each of the closest contacts in positive cases and use them individually." And then added that at this time respiration remains with solitude, which moves home.
Hantavirus is a disease that occurs in rats, directly affecting the respiratory tract of humans and can be fatal if not treated timely.
The wild mice, known as a long tail mice, receives people when they get rid of the virus by lalas, urine or feces. When dry, it connects to dust and is transported by air.
Symptoms resemble a flu-like state: Fever; Corrosive muscle pain; Cold headache; Nausea; Vomit diarrhea and in some cases, abdominal pain or lower part of the spine.
The story tells us that all this started in 1996. A village-class rural doctor apparently began to treat patients with flu-like symptoms. He suggested them according to that illness. But after a few days some died. He caught the attention of the doctor who ordered some analysis. Something was born unknown:
Something to think about is the flower of the so-called Kahu Gum. The flowers of these species are huge. After producing flowers and seeds, the plants die. This natural and cyclone event takes place approximately every 70 years.
After the production of flowers, the ecosystem becomes a chain of large intensity related ecological events, which include the transmission of rats. Currently there are no flowers in the EPU and surrounding areas.
"It's a real phenomenon, a spread that is limited and organized in the population group in the Appen city", so "it does not cover all or all of the EPU's residents"Teresa Stella, provincial director of provalent pathologies and epidemiology said that "no other case was detected in other nearby places."
In this area there were representatives of Malbron Institute, these were specialists in viral diseases. From Epane, Clerin was told that this issue was given full priority.
Deliberately Rito still does not leave her wonder and her sadness. "I do not know what happens, there are more laws than other years"He said with his simple style. "In mourning, we are bad in mood, we lost six neighbors, but we do not have time to mourn, we feel more relaxed today. I have been in this country for 40 years, always working between forests and mountains. We are sad in Apu, but int to keep fighting. "