Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 11th, 1997
According to a ProMed Internet report (ProMed vol. 97/no. 185; July 21, 1997), Dr. Paula Padula, Chief of the Virology Department of the Carlos Malbran Institute of Microbiology, has confirmed the existence of a chain of interhuman transmission during the hantavirus outbreak in Argentina from September to December 1996.
Nucleic acid analyses of the 26 cases showed that in 16 of them, the strain of Andes virus was identical. Those included 10 cases in El Bolson, four in Bariloche, and two in Buenos Aires, said the report. Five of that group were...
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