The Department of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health of Entre Rios conducted epidemiological investigations in the city of Maria Grande to determine the cause of gastroenteritis that affected almost 30% of the population in the last few weeks, according to estimates from the field study.
After taking samples of fecal material for analysis and identification of viruses and bacteria, the result was obtained that the outbreak was produced by a virus called a virus shot, which is transmitted by the consumption of contaminated food or water, and / or contact person. In addition, the study was completed with water samples, Analyzed by the municipality, located 64 km from Paraná.
In this sense, the director of epidemiology, Diego Garcilazo, said:A team of the Department of Epidemiological Surveillance worked instead to determine the reason for the increase in the number of gastroenteritis consultations. More than 220 surveys were conducted, and samples were taken for virological and bacteriological analysis. "
"It is confirmed in this way that cases are caused by a virus which is responsible for 50 percent of outbreaks of gastroenteritis in general," said a professional, "a virus infection was fired and occurs in nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and pain." However, there are asymptomatic cases, These are of a benign course, they develop for the better in two or three days, He stressed.
"During these weeks we were in a dialogue with the director of the hospital of Francisco Casteldo of Entre Rios, Martin Ginstar, And with municipal officials, so that they can accommodate the great demand and know the situation. We can confirm that there has been a significant decline in consultations "Said Garcerazo.