By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The Ministry of Health of Argentina reports that the national reference laboratory ANLIS Malbrán isolated another 17 new cases of Delta variant related to travelers. The samples correspond to residents of the City of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, the province of Buenos Aires, Tucumán and Salta.
Currently, the national and jurisdictional health authorities are conducting epidemiological investigations of all cases and symptomatic cohabiting contacts.
To date, a cumulative total of 46 genomic sequencing of this variant of concern has been identified in the country. Of which 45 have a history of international travel, while one corresponds to a case with an epidemiological link with one of the travelers.
Regarding people with a travel history, the national health portfolio indicated that 36% were detected in the testing device upon entering the country (16 cases) and 64% (29 cases) were positive during their isolation for having started symptoms later of their entry into the country or for having had positive results on the occasion of performing the PCR test on the seventh day of isolation.
Travelers who tested positive for the Delta variant came from the United States, Spain, the Netherlands, Mexico, Montenegro, Panama, France, Denmark, and Venezuela.
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