Respiratory syndrome patients are transferred from Bethlehem to Curuçá
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Para News Agency
The State Department of Public Health (Sespa) decided to transfer to Bethlehem five patients with clinical gentler, who were admitted to the Hospital Municipal Curuçá with symptoms of acute respiratory syndrome because as yet undefined.
The aim is to ensure better care of the sick, whose cases are still being investigated by the Epidemiological Monitoring of Sespa in conjunction with the 3rd Regional Center for Health in Castlebay, the Municipal Health Curuçá, Central Laboratory of the State (Lacen), Centre Skill Scientific Renato Chaves (CPC) and Instituto Evandro Chagas.
Patients transferred to the capital will be admitted to the Unit Diagnosis of Meningitis (UDM), the University Hospital João de Barros Barreto, under monitoring of infectious disease. In addition to these five people, 14 more showed symptoms of the disease since the beginning of the outbreak in Curuçá Municipal Hospital, where a 17-year-old died in the ICU of the Holy House, on the evening of Saturday, 01.
The case of the young man is being investigated because she was a resident of Curuçá and press a technique Nursing Municipal Hospital, which is also showing symptoms of the disease. She was pregnant and lost her baby after being infected. Although the body was released for burial and taken to Curuçá, Team Sespa contacted the family and asked permission for an autopsy, which will take place at the Center for Scientific Skills in Bethlehem
The initial suspicion was that the patients had been victims of radioactive contamination and then by chemical product used in radiographic revelation, which was dismissed on the basis of the same symptoms - fever, shortness of breath, oliguria (reduced urine volume), hypotension, hypoglycemia, bradycardia (slow heart rate) and hemorrhagic manifestations in the digestive system, among others. Now the Sespa works with the chances of infection by viruses, bacteria and fungus.
To discover the causative agent of the disease samples were collected nasal and pharyngeal patients, as well as blood to a series of laboratory tests that are underway in Lacen and Evandro Chagas Institute, including, blood culture and research of various viruses, H1N1 and as Hantavirus. And even without the test results, patients were treated with Ciprofloxacin Tamiflu, not showing, but no improvement.
The Lacen also collected samples of the water supply of the City Hospital Curuçá because it is suspected that the causative agent is present in the medium. According to the director of the Health Surveillance Sespa, Rosian Noble, plus research and medical care to patients, it was necessary to provide assistance to families and professionals supposedly exposed, as well as disinfect the Municipal Hospital to eliminate possible sources of infection and meet Curuçá with the municipality of medicines, supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE).
She said she is also being developed to guide the work of population Curuçá Hospital professionals and families about preventive measures to avoid the emergence of new cases pending laboratory results and the identification of more specific measures for disease prevention. "
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