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A child, under the age of 10, is in serious condition with an infection with hantavirus, according to a Cooperativa report.

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The child from Carahue initially sought medical attention at the Nueva Imperial Hospital from where the hantavirus protocols were activated and, finally, it was decided to transfer the minor to the Hospital Calvo Mackenna in Santiago due to his complex condition.

Investigations shows the infection of the child may have occurred in a rural area of Carahue.

This past July, a 44-year-old woman died as a result of a hantavirus infection in the Curacautin community.

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