The province of Los Santos in Panama has reported another case of hantavirus, this one in the Tonosi district, according to a Dia a Dia report (computer translated).
The patient, a 24-year-old woman from Old River, is currently being treated in intensive care.
This past Tuesday, a 57-year-old man died from hantavirus after a month long hospitalization.
To date, their has been 66 hantavirus cases reported in Los Santos, with 29 patients exhibiting cardiovascular syndrome. Two fatalities have been reported.
It is not specified which hantavirus is implicated in these cases; however, Los Santos province in Panama is endemic for Choclo hantavirus and is relatively common. The rodent host of Choclo virus is the pygmy rice rat, Oligoryzomys fulvescens.
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