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Apr 27, 2015

14:26:06 GMT--Biological Hazard - Middle-America - Panama

EDIS Number: BH-20150427-47966-PAN
Date / time: 27/04/2015 14:24:36 [UTC]
Event: Biological Hazard
Area: Middle-America
Country: Panama
State/County: Province of Los Santos
Location: [Pedasi district]
Number of Deads: 1 person(s)
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A


A 57-year-old German woman, resident of Venao beach in the Pedasi district, Los Santos province, died as a victim of hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome yesterday, Wed 22 Apr 2015. This was confirmed by Los Santos Regional Health Director, Nahir Cedeno. The official explained that this patient was admitted on Sun 19 Apr 2015 to the Cecilio Castillero Hospital in Chitre Herrera province, but since this facility lacks intensive care capacity, she was taken on Tue 21 Apr 2015 to the Joaquin Pablo Franco Sayas Hospital in Las Tablas capital of Los Santos province. This patient is the 2nd victim of the disease in Los Santos province, Where, so far this year 2015, 12 people have had illness due to a hantavirus infection, she added.

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