10 patients infected with bilateral pneumonia of unknown origin from Argentina
The Ministry of Public Health of the Argentine province of Tucumán has announced Death of third infected person Bilateral pneumonia is caused, so far, by a virus that is unknown.
“We have traced six patients who are undergoing a bilateral pneumoniaOne of whom – related to health workers – died last Monday, four are seriously hospitalized, and one is in home isolation,” Luis Medina Ruiz, the province’s health minister, said before a second death occurred. Said at the press conference. Known.
However, as the hours passed The number of infected has increased to 10 patients Detected with this bilateral pneumonia. The concern has reached the World Health Organization, which has begun working with local authorities to monitor outbreaks of bilateral pneumonia of unknown origin.
symptoms experienced by patients
all started to infect show symptoms between 18 and 22 August and have been tested for COVID-19, Influenza, Influenza A and even B, all giving negative tests, as reported by Medina in statements to Public TV .
“Presumably it is an infectious etiological agent (a virus), and we should screen it and find out what it is, if it is an infectious viral germ The infection is not that serious”, the provincial health minister has said.
Too, health authorities A ministry statement said they are working to investigate the outbreak, including follow-up of contacts of cases and take specific containment actions at the health centre.
All are in conformity with the recorded case five health workers and a patient in the intensive care unit of San Miguel de Tucumán Private Hospital.