Argentina’s Ministry of Health has announced that a mysterious lung disease has emerged in Indonesia

Argentina’s Ministry of Health has announced that a mysterious lung disease has emerged in Indonesia

Ministry of Health (Ministry of Health) called a mysterious lung disease that was recently discovered in Argentina and is related to viruses Legionella It was discovered in Indonesia 26 years ago.

Director General of Disease Control (P2P) of the Ministry of Health Maxi Rein Rondonuwu added that the disease has been detected in some cities in Indonesia. Diseases and bacteria Legionella According to him, the disease was first discovered in the city of Philadelphia in the United States in 1976, where 182 people contracted the disease and 29 died.

“Indonesia has had cases in the past, the first in Bali in 1996 and Karawaci Tangerang in 1999, and other cities,” said Maxi when confirmed., Monday (5/9).

The Ministry of Health, he said, also issued the order of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia No. 1538/Menkes/SK/XI/2003 regarding product control regulations. Legionella. In the system, it is stated that based on the results of the 2001 research on the water cooling tower system in the hotel in DKI Jakarta and Denpasar, Bali.

It has been found that about 20 percent of water treatment workers’ cooling systems are contaminated with bacteria. Legionella depending on the results of the blood test in the laboratory.

Bacteria LegionellaContinuing with the Ministry of Health, it has been living in sea water, fresh water, rivers, mud, lakes, hot springs, clean water, cold water of tower systems in large buildings, hotels, spas, heat source, mud, fungus, rust, crust, dust, dirt or other foreign matter to clinical equipment such as respirators.

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“There is already a health ministry about the disease a new beginningsaid Maxi.

The Argentine government recently reported the death of four people from pneumonia on Saturday (3/9) local time. The death of the four happened in a hospital in the city of San Miguel in the province of Tucuman. They are known to be infected with rare lung diseases.

Argentina’s Minister of Health Carla Vizzoti said that his agency found the cause of the infection. According to AFP, bacteria Legionella He was found to be the main cause of the lung disease that afflicted some of his countrymen.

The disease has been linked to contaminated water and air conditioning systems. When the outbreak was first discovered, doctors had time to test patients with Covid-19 and Hantavirus tests.

However, negative test results prompted the government to send samples of the disease to the Malbran Center in Buenos Aires. The results of the laboratory analysis revealed bacteria Legionella as a reason.


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