Panama: Los Santos ends the year with 39 cases of hantavirus, no deaths


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Los Santos County closed out 2022 with 39 hantavirus cases and no deaths, according to a regional epidemiology report.

Los Santos, Panama
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Of the total, 22 cases corresponded to hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (SCPH) and 17 cases of hantavirus fever (FH), distributed in the provinces of Tonosi (11 FH and 13 SCPH), Los Santos (4 FH and 4 SCPH), Las Tablas ( 1 FH and 3 SCPH), Macaracas (1 FH and 1 SCPH) and Guararé (1 SCPH).

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The report reveals that the Tonosí region has the highest percentage of cases at 61.5% in 2022, and the province has not recorded deaths due to hantavirus since 2019. Another related aspect is that the Los Santos region has 8 more cases than in previous years.

Mensa urges residents to keep residential buildings clean, avoid storing grain in homes and close holes that could turn into burrows for rodents, in the same way that people are advised to return to homes that have remained closed, ventilate the house and spray water. before sweeping.

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