Friday, March 24, 2023

Health updates results on cases of acute diarrhea

Two people died, one is still hospitalized and the other has been discharged. bacteriological report

As is public knowledge, the cases of 4 (four) adults hospitalized for acute diarrhea in Berazategui that occurred in the first three weeks of January 2023 gave rise to a study on the suspicion of an outbreak of food origin, attributed to mango meat and its derivatives History of consumption.

The analysis of the relevant samples allowed to confirm the following results:

    • Two of the reported cases presented as a common history, consumption of meat and derivatives from the same butcher shop (48-year-old man, deceased and 40-year-old man). In the remaining 2 cases, a common food source was not identified.
    • Food in the identified butcher’s shop (preparation of minced meat and mixes), as well as distributor transport (offal), was seized. The National Food Institute (INAL) of the National Administration of Medicines, Food and Medical Technology (ANMAT) analyzed the samples, which reported the absence of Salmonella and Escherichia coli.
    • It was also confirmed last week leptospirosis in two cases (a 36-year-old man, deceased, and a 47-year-old man hospitalized).

Summary of identified cases:

A 48-year-old male who died on 1/12, whose diarrheal symptoms began on 1/8, with a diagnosis of Salmonella typhimurium in the stool.

A 36-year-old male, admitted with septic shock on 1/16 with a history of diarrhoea, died on 1/17 with a diagnosis of Salmonella and Shigella in the faeces and confirmed leptospirosis.

A 40-year-old man, who had onset of symptoms on 1/14, was admitted with a diagnosis of erysipelas and diarrhea due to Salmonella, and was discharged on 1/30 with good development (bought at Case to go is connected with 1) butcher shop).

A 47-year-old male, who started with symptoms on 1/17, was admitted to hospital with septic shock on 1/20, who presented a good evolution, also confirmed to have leptospirosis. In this case, no pathogenic bacteria were isolated in the fecal matter.

In the homes of cases diagnosed with leptospirosis, rodent control was carried out through the placement of rodent baits at strategic points in the house and home, and serological analyzes were also performed on 3 dogs belonging to the household. case of the deceased, which they turned out to be negative.

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