confirmed this thursday death of another patient affected by bilateral pneumonia of unknown origin in Tucumán, for which Already three fatal victims Ever since the outbreak started in the Medical Light Sanatorium. information was confirmed bugle by the provincial health ministry. Then, in a press conference, health officials explained that it was a 70 year old womanThat she was hospitalized in critical condition, and that the only ones affected were those not related to healthcare workers.
In theory, for local authorities it would be outbreak patient zero, Health Minister Luis Medina Ruiz explained that “she had surgery for a gallbladder problem, was re-operated twice and has since had a lung infection that matches the date of appearance of other patients.”
Meanwhile, he added: “It is not very clear what the beginning was, because everything is around 20 August, we understand he is patient zero at firstBut it is being studied.
Ricardo, the brother of the third deceased also spoke in this regard. “She came to the clinic 15 days back, she was healthy. His surgery was scheduled. We shared lunch 4 days back”, he said in a conversation Tamil Nadu,
According to her account, the woman “entered gallbladder surgery, spent 3 hours, began to disintegrate and resurfaced.” Then he started “losing satiety” and then “they entered the operating room again.”
In addition, she said that “she apparently had pneumonia” and they eventually intubated her. Later, they assured that they were treating the case as “mild” and that the clinic was “run by criminals.”
“Everything is dark, now they tell us we’re not going to be able to see it,” he said.
Tucuman’s health minister also three new cases confirmed, the first since the original outbreak was detected. “We have identified three more people from the sanatorium who started with symptoms around August 20 and 23, so in principle they correspond to a single outbreak,” the minister said. thus 9 must have already been infected, three of them died,
These are the three new cases: a 40 year old pharmacy officerwho is hospitalized with bilateral pneumonia and respiratory support; a 44 year old nurse that he is in home isolation; You a 30 year old nurse Those who have comorbidities were admitted to the hospital this Thursday and are also on mechanical ventilation.
The patient’s death was detected less than 24 hours after the second fatal case was reported. According to official information, it was a 45-year-old man who had comorbidities and who was hospitalized at Eva Peron Hospital since August 21.
In the pictures presented so far was Fever, cough, shortness of breath. all developed bilateral pneumonia,
First they detected two cases, they became nine and three died. Since then, Luz Medica Hospital, located in the center of Tucumán, has activated its protocol and began to investigate the cause of what they believe to be an outbreak.
COVID-19 and a large number of other infections (more than 25 germs) have already been ruled out. Still four patients are hospitalized in critical condition. Apart from this, there are two infected people who have been isolated at home.
According to sources in Tucumán’s health ministry, the possibility that it was a water-related problem was ruled out in the past few hours, a line of investigation.
The samples arrived at the ANLIS Malbran Institute from Tucumán for analysis at around 11 am on Wednesday. The results were still awaited this Thursday. Efforts are being made to determine what is the origin of the pictures, if the cases of bilateral pneumonia are linked to a virus or bacterium.
Tucumán’s health minister, Luis Medina Ruiz, said on Wednesday that those affected had a “working relationship or closeness” with the health centre.
As common points in the table there is severe damage to the respiratory tract, leading to bilateral pneumonia.