Friday, March 31, 2023

Jujuy emergency issues alert for Lascar volcano activity in Chile

The agency put communities at risk south of Puna on notice, as it is about 60 kilometers from the volcano. In this case, there may be dust in the suspension, which will affect the respiratory system of residents and even animals.

Meanwhile, reports from Chile’s National Geology and Mining Service (Cernejomin) confirmed that “there was an increase in seismicity,” and thus moved the alert from yellow to orange.

As a result of this situation, monitoring of the volcano’s behavior and preventive measures were intensified in the city of San Pedro de Atacama on the Chilean side.

Lascar, 5,592 meters high, is located in the Antofagasta region in northern Chile, and registered similar pulses in 2006 and 2015, but last erupted in 1993.


The Chaco province confirmed in the last hours a case of a person who traveled to Paraguay and contracted chikungunya and also that they are investigating a second contagion that has an epidemiological connection with the first and travel to the neighboring country. There is also history.

In addition, and upon the confirmation of the first case of chikungunya in the province, the Chaco Health Ministry reported that the provincial surveillance system is activated to contain the spread of the virus.

“To date one positive case of chikungunya virus has been confirmed from @ChacoSalud and there is a second case currently under study. The last suspected case has an epidemiological link with the first and a travel history to Paraguay. Together we have Care must be strengthened.” Chacko the health minister wrote on his Twitter account, Carolina Rye,

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