Buenos Aires province: Locally transmitted chikungunya reported in Pergamino


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City health officials Bergamino In the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina reported a rise in the number of chikungunya cases in the city to 19, with many patients with no travel history, and considered authentic.

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It is the first time in the city’s health history that this disease has been reported and there are those who say that once this virus is in the community, it is here to stay, which requires maintaining active epidemiological surveillance.

Municipal Health Minister Maria Martha Beretta said that in addition to the 19 known cases, several more suspects were still being investigated.

Dr. Beretta noticed that Since the first case was reported, what the Ministry of Health has done is issue an alert to the medical community and laboratories. “We have sent a note to the medical guild, to the guards in the clinics and the hospital so that they are aware of the situation and can report it to the professionals so that chikungunya fever is present within the diagnostic suspicion when patients present with a non-specific fever syndrome and symptoms consistent with this disease” .

When asked about the actions that were taken after a case was detected, María Martha Beretta explained: “Every time a case is reported, a protocol is implemented within which the nine blocks surrounding the block of the case in question are fumigated and the process of searching for feverish people to carry out the corresponding studies is started. Homes are visited, information is given about prevention measures and even indoor fumigation is offered, which is not always accepted by society that we do.”

“The main task is to act on mosquitoes because this is a disease that is transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. Also to eliminate the presence of larvae and instruct the community to strengthen prevention measures to avoid mosquito bites and the formation of breeding sites in homes and around homes.”

The municipal health minister insisted that what you need to know is that “there is an epidemiological alert, in countries in the region such as ParaguayAnd Bolivia and Brazil, there are many cases, which is why it’s important to survey the travel history of every person with symptoms.

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He pointed out that “those who have traveled in the past 14 days, and have symptoms such as fever exceeding 38.5, joint pain and rash, should consult a doctor and not self-medicate,” noting that “in the current context, regardless of whether you travel or No, it is necessary to consult a doctor before the sudden onset of these symptoms.

“There is an outbreak in the city and we are committed to preventing it, it is a very difficult task because of the mode of transmission of this disease. The achievement of this goal depends not only on our actions, but also on the early suspicion of the medical community, the laboratory and every neighbor called in the current scenario to check their yard, and get rid of containers In which water can accumulate and encourage mosquitoes to deposit their larvae there.At this point, the official stressed that “this is a collective action that requires the responsibility and commitment of everyone.”

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“From the municipality, we are working to search for fever in the areas where cases have been reported and fumigation in the corresponding areas and ask the community to take maximum precautionary measures.”

The chikungunya virus causes chikungunya and is transmitted to humans through mosquito bites. Outbreaks in countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Indian and Pacific oceans.

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Most people infected with the chikungunya virus show some symptoms. Symptoms of chikungunya usually begin 3-7 days after the bite of an infected mosquito. The most common symptoms are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headaches, muscle aches, swollen joints, and skin rashes. Most people get better within a week; However, some can experience severe joint pain for several months.

People at risk for more severe disease include newborns infected around the time of birth, older adults (65 or older), and people with medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease. Death from chikungunya is rare.

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There is no specific treatment or approved vaccine for chikungunya.

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