Minsa confirms first death from hantavirus in Veraguas

According to the latest Minsa report, 39 cases of hantavirus are reported nationwide.

The Ministry of Health confirm the first death by hantavirus on the province of Veraguas.


The victim, 25 year old womanresident in the corregimiento of Lonelinessin sound, what was it treated at the Ezequiel Abadía Hospitalwhere the autopsy, samples were takens and were sent to Gorgas Memorial Institute for analysis.

The Ministry of Health Next to the Social Security Fund began epidemiological investigations of case. Officials of Public Health and the Department of Vector Control carry out operations Surveillance and the Department of Health Promotion is toasting docence in the region delivering educational material.

This is a disease with certain periodicity, in Panama, “every 4 to 5 years we have an outbreak of hantaviruswhich often coincides with the éfew carnivals, coupled with temperature change, since the mouse comes out from his burrow and seek a best habitatt.

The health authorities recommend that people keep their clean houses and environments. Everything that has to do with the harvesting of grains (rice and corn); keep clean the premises and interior (stoves and utensils) protected to avoid contact with feces and urine left by the rodent in the house or surroundings.

According to The latest Minsa report reports 39 cases of hantavirus nationwide.

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