Ministry of Health
of the Province reported that there is a third “is under study” and ensure that “there is no outbreak” of the disease. The first confirmed picture is that of Brian, 13, who is in the Pedro Elizalde Children's General Hospital. They suspended the director of the school in a preventive manner, until they certify that the prevention protocol was carried out in the appropriate manner.
“Two adolescents of 16 years of the School of Middle Education No. 4 Ernesto Sábato of Hudson contracted the disease, one of them is already confirmed diagnosis, the second is under study, both are hospitalized in the Elizalde hospital with good evolution Although today we heard of a third case that was diagnosed in May at the same school, it is a girl who may have been in contact with the first two, which is believed to be the index case, “informed the NATION sources. Ministry of Health of the Province of Buenos Aires.
“The girl is already recovered, at home and following the tuberculosis program of the Province, it is important to note that we are not facing an outbreak, the number of cases is expected for this time of year. It is associated with the past and old diseases, but there is tuberculosis and it is not to be alarmed, the paremiological bulletin is not yet closed but there is not an outbreak, much less, “they added.
Ministry of Education
of the province of Buenos Aires detailed to the NATION that, minutes ago, finished a meeting between the personnel of health of the municipality, the educative community of the school and inspectors of the Ministry of Education. “Now the children are being tested so that the parents can stay calm.Today, a mother denounced in front of the media that a daughter with tuberculosis has had and who had gone to warn in May.” The inspectors began an investigation to see if that complaint was made and if the school acted as it should have acted.The director of the school was detached from the charge, “they said.
In as much, sources of the General Direction of Culture and Education communicated that the classes in the Ernesto Sábato school were suspended and that tasks of cleaning, disinfection and control of focus were carried out to avoid the propagation. From the educational portfolio, they explained that when the boy's family gave notice about the young man's illness, on July 3, the protocol for action in these cases was set in motion.
Now the children are being tested so that the parents can stay calm
MIn Sources of Education
The protocol is as follows: Once a case is confirmed in the hospital, the health center must notify the school and the municipality. “It is not necessary to suspend classes or close the school, the most effective measure is to ventilate the rooms,” said sources at the Ministry of Health.
For those people who had contact with a case of infected persons, for more than 30 hours a week, it is recommended that they go to the doctor, that they relate the chest plate and that the test be done to determine if one is infected. “The symptoms of the disease are lack of appetite, decay, pronounced weight loss, cough for more than 15 days.If the case is advanced, high fever and spitting with blood appear,” they added from the ministry.