Two subjects from Bell Ville and Laborde, both towns south of Córdoba, are infected with Argentine hermorrhagic fever, which is an endemic infectious disease that predominates in the northwest of the province of Buenos Aires, south of Córdoba, south of Santa Fe. and north of La Pampa.
It is a common disease among rural workers since it is transmitted by small wild rodents of the Calomys musculinus species that can carry the Junín virus.
The San Antonio de Río Cuarto Hospital promotes vaccination for risk groups and people in the area, indicating that they have doses available for people between 15 and 65 years of age. Its application is recommended from one month before starting the exhibition.
Hemorrhagic fever is usually seasonal with a higher incidence from March to October. The first symptoms include fever, headache, weakness, listlessness, joint and eye pain, loss of appetite. These symptoms intensify producing symptoms of vascular, renal, hematological and neurological alteration, shock and seizures. Without treatment, the mortality of ALF reaches 30%.
Treatment of the disease consists of the application of specific immune plasma from convalescent patients within 8 days after the onset of the disease. With treatment, mortality is reduced to 1%.
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