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A mysterious respiratory disease is wreaking havoc in Argentina, 3 deaths in 1 week, here are the symptoms



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70-year-old woman who lost her life could be ‘patient zero’
Three out of 9 people lost their lives, four are in critical condition
Patient symptoms include vomiting, high fever, diarrhea and body aches.

Buenos Aires. Argentinian health authorities said on Thursday that a third person had died of pneumonia of unknown origin in the country this week. Tucumán’s health minister, Luis Medina Ruiz, told AFP that nine people in the northwest of Tucumán province were suffering from a mysterious respiratory illness, including eight medical workers from a private clinic. Previously, two health workers had died and now a patient has also died in the clinic. Authorities are carrying out tests on the nature of the disease, but the health minister said fears of Covid-19, influenza, influenza A and B, Legionella virus and Hanta virus have already been dismissed by the authorities. doctors.

Samples were sent to the Malbran Institute in Buenos Aires to be tested for this mysterious disease. The patient who lost his life to the disease was a 70-year-old woman, who was admitted to the clinic for surgery. The health minister said the woman could also be ‘Patient Zero’, doctors are investigating. Let us tell you that the first six patients of this disease, which appeared in Argentina, began to show symptoms between August 18 and 23.

What are the symptoms of the illness
Patient symptoms include vomiting, high fever, diarrhea and body aches. Four of the six people under treatment are in critical condition, while two are in hospital and two are in home isolation. After the onset of illness, all other clinic staff are monitored. Currently, experts are analyzing water and air conditioners for possible contamination or poisoning.

The provincial health ministry said Wednesday the outbreak may have stemmed from an infectious agent, but investigators were also looking for poisonings or environmental causes. Infectious disease specialist Mario Rai said Thursday that at present no cases have been reported outside of this clinic.

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