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An eight-month-old baby with measles and an entire community under observation

At least 70 people are being studied and in a state of observation, for having been in contact with an eight-month-old baby who was found to have measles, according to the information given by authorities of the health system of Buenos Aires.


Devdiscourse News Desk Argentina
Updated: 31-03-2018 22:43 IST
An eight-month-old baby with measles and an entire community under observation

Ferrante said during a radio interview with La Red that the girl was not vaccinated because of her age. (Image credit: minnpost.com)

At least 70 people are being studied and in a state of observation, for having been in contact with an eight-month-old baby who was found to have measles, according to the information given by authorities of the health system of Buenos Aires.

Most are mates and teachers of the maternal garden that he attends. The undersecretary of Health Planning, Daniel Ferrante, warned that so far symptoms has not been found, but the disease has ten days of incubation.

In addition, the "controls in focus" are being carried out in the groups belonging to the hospitalized baby, which became the first case of autochthonous measles in the city.

Ferrante said during a radio interview with La Red that the girl was not vaccinated because of her age. As she attended a maternity garden in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Almagro and therefore the controls of the disease might be concentrated there. Ferrante also said that according to her medical history, she also had some lines of fever on 21, 22 and 23 of March. The infection that happened to her happened via air

The official added that it is necessary to indicate that the baby is admitted to the Sanatorium Trinidad, where they made the first laboratory analysis and the protocol indicates that it should be verified with an analysis of the viral genome made the same day in the Gutiérrez Hospital.

COUNTRY : Argentina

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