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The Magdalen Prisoner Crushed Hantavirus

In this way, nine cases of hantaviruses are confirmed in Buenos Aires province.

Man 40 years, who he is prisoner in Magdalena prison, near La Plata, was transferred to a high-complex hospital in the capital of Buenos Aires, due to the death of the hantavirus,

The man who was serving the sentence in the Criminal Unit 28 felt general pain with pain in his knuckles and head. In the sanitary unit of the prison, with similar symptoms as the flu, he was subjected to tests that led to the contraction of the hantavirus, so his transfer to San Juan de Dios Hospital in La Plata was determined.

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There are nine cases of declared and confirmed hantaviruses in the province of Buenos Aires.

Prison situation

The authorities of the Provincial Penitentiary Service have been training staff to take preventive and early diagnosis measures, in addition to fumigation and pest control "in different prisons".

The Provincial Commission for Memory (CPM) has already requested that preventive and deratization actions will be carried out in prisons, police stations, closed centers for young people and neuropsychiatric Buenos Aires to prevent infection of the virus transmitted by the Colilargo mouse.

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According to the CPM, prison inspections appeared "with great concern the presence of rodents and lack of hygiene from places where they are detained, these are two problems making these places a very good place to spread the disease"

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