The ministry of Health of the Junta de Andalucía has risen to 46 the number of patients admitted in hospitals for the outbreak of listeriosis and 71 people infected in the region, according to has informed this Sunday through a press release. The activation last Thursday, the 15, of the health alert about the product that has caused the infection, a meatloaf, it has been noticed in the increase of Emergency room visits in the hospitals of seville citizens fearful of having fallen ill.
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Sources health confirm the pick-up of up to 10% of the influx of people in the Emergency service of the Virgen del Rocío Hospital between Friday and Saturday. Other hospitals of the andalusian capital have also experienced an increase in arrivals of patients with gastroenteritis or fever, symptoms associated with listeriosis. All the admissions are cared for in different hospitals of Seville and the Aljarafe. Four of them are in the ICU. With respect to the 71 cases reported in the autonomous region since the start of the outbreak earlier this week, 57 have been located in Seville, five in Huelva, and three in Malaga, Granada and Cadiz, respectively.
The Board continues to investigate the loss of a baby in the last three months of gestation by a pregnant woman, who was admitted last Monday at the Hospital Virgen Macarena of Seville on the occasion of a hemorrhage by displacement of the placenta. The ministry of Health shows you are cautious and, for the moment, has untied the death of the fetus from the outbreak of listeriosis, although the placenta was infected by the bacteria. “At the moment there is no evidence that the mother swallowed the shredded beef of the brand to be infected, or that she had the germ. You are doing all the analysis necessary to confirm that there is no relationship”, explain sources of counseling.
The first isolated cases of listeriosis are met at the end of July. The ministry of Health has stalled since last Wednesday 14 the production and marketing of the shredded beef marketed under the brand The Mechá, which became infected, and withdrew all products of that type. Are they still doing analysis to detect the source of the outbreak. Although the department defends the protocol developed to enable the alert, a day after, have already begun to surface criticism.
The same day that you activated the health alert, the association of consumers Facua blamed the slowness on the part of the Administration to warn of the product's origin infected. The organization has created a platform of affected to provide advice. For its part, the Association Patient Advocate has submitted a written request to the office of the Prosecutor Superior of Andalusia, claimed an investigation ex officio and debug responsibilities by the outbreak. Forward Andalucia, the confluence in the community, we Can and UI, has announced that he will ask the attendance of the minister of Health, Jesus Aguirre, on the Standing committee of the regional Parliament to clarify the actions of his department in this crisis.Updated Date: 18 August 2019, 15:05