Buenos Aires: Doctors detected an indigenous case of dengue
March 9, 2013
According to the health authorities, “A 14 year old is the first indigenous case in the city of Buenos Aires of dengue” and advised residents to “make the necessary preparations in homes to prevent such infections.”
Buenos Aires Health Minister Graciela Reybaud confirmed indigenous dengue case, since the patient had no history of having gone to areas where he could have been infected.
Reybaud in dialogue with the agency Noticias Argentinas said: “We had 24 positive cases of dengue in the laboratory, but these people had been endemic in places like Paraguay and Bolivia, for example. This was the first native way.”
She also noted that “the child, who resides in the neighborhood of Villa Urquiza, was treated at a city hospital and a private clinic, and he was discharged.”