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Hantavirus update 2010 - Americas (19): Chile (LL)

Authorities of the Osorno Base Hospital just confirmed that a man in this [health care] facility died, the 1st fatal victim caused by [a] hantavirus [infection in this locality]. He was a resident of the San Juan de la Costa community and died on 15 Apr [2010] in this hospital. Corresponding samples were sent to the Institute of Public Health, which yesterday [20 Apr 2010] confirmed the presence of the virus in the body of the patient.
 
 

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