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The prisoner of Magdalena Prison closed a hantavirus



As a result, nine cases of hantavirus have been confirmed in the province of Buenos Aires.


40 years old man who is prisoner in Magdalena Prisonnear La Plata, was moved to a high complexity hospital in the capital of Buenos Aires, hantavirus.

The man who was serving the Criminal Division 28 felt general weakness with joint and head pain. In a prison sanitary unit, which had similar symptoms to influenza, he was subjected to tests that caused hantavirus contraction, so it was determined that his move to San Juan de Dios Hospital in La Plata.

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There are already nine cases of hantaviruses declared and approved in the province of Buenos Aires.

Prison status

Provincial Penitentiary Service trained personnel to take preventive and early diagnostic measures, not just fumigation and deratization workers in "different prisons".

The Provincial Memory Commission (CPM) had already requested prevention and deratization measures should be implemented in prisons, police stations, closed centers for young people and neuropsychiatric Buenos Aires to avoid the spread of the virus that transmits collagen to the mouse.

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According to CPM, it was found "with great concern when carrying out inspections in prisons" presence of rodents and lack of hygiene where the detainees are, two questions make these places very prevalent in the spread of the disease"


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