Buenos Aires: Local chikungunya cases reported


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the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health Reported that three cases of indigenous chikungunya fever are being investigated.

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Of the three cases reported to the National Health Surveillance System, two are residents of Almirante Brown, belong to the same family group, and neither required hospitalization. The third case of Quilmes.

So far in 2023, 10 confirmed and 12 probable imported cases of chikungunya fever have been reported in 18 municipalities, all with a history of travel to Paraguay. These cases belong to Health Districts II, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, and XII, where dengue fever cases have also been recorded. In addition, 27 other potential patients continue to be studied.

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Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans through the bites of mosquitoes infected with the chikungunya virus.

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The most common symptom is a sudden onset of fever, often accompanied by joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle aches, headaches, nausea, fatigue, and a rash. Severe joint pain usually lasts a few days but can last for months or even years. Serious complications are uncommon, but severe, atypical cases can cause long-term symptoms and even death, especially in the elderly.

There is currently no vaccine or specific drug against the virus.

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