The Ministry of Health has specified this afternoon that the minor cared for by the minor is not considered a case of cholera. a gastrointestinal problem in a health center of the Community of Madrid that identified the bacterium. Carolina Darias’ department specifies that “the pathogenic agent in this case is non-toxigenic ‘Vibrio Cholerae’ and, therefore, it is not considered a case of cholera, but of gastroenteritis due to ‘vibrio'”.
The same sources explain that after the case was detected, the Carlos III Health Institute was contacted, which carried out the microbiological studies that ruled out the diagnosis of cholera due to the absence in the bacteria of the toxin that causes this disease.
Likewise, the appropriate public health and coordination actions have been carried out between the administrations involved, they add. In this sense, we proceeded to the analysis and control of the area and from the waters of the property and surrounding areas of the Community of Castilla-La Mancha, where the patient had previously been.
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In fact, the Government of Castilla-La Mancha has sealed off a farm located in the province of Toledo after the minor declared having drunk water from the property.
The general director of Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Madrid, Elena Andradas, had commented this morning in her speech at the VIII Conference on public health surveillance, that “a case of cholera has been diagnosed in the Community of Madrid , which is communicated not only to the Ministry of Health but also to the corresponding territorial administration with the intervention of public health inspectors to avoid, cancel the activity in that specific farm where there was an activity detected from the epidemiological investigation”.
For their part, sources from the Madrid Community Health Department point out that this patient was admitted to a private community center and has already been discharged.