translated from Spanish: Epidemiological alert for the death of two boys

from the city government issued an epidemiological alert by the death of two boys and the serious condition of three others who remain hospitalized as a result of a «disease inva Siva»produced by a bacterium landed pharyngitis and skin lesions.

Streptococcus Pyogenes cause tonsils with pus and, this time, was presented in a very violent way killing two boys and leaving in serious condition at the children Hospital Pedro de Elizalde.

Eduardo López, spokesman for the city’s Health Minister and head of the Department of General Medicine of the Hospital of children Ricardo Gutierrez, confirmed: «Two patients, one 3 and one 7-year-old died».

What is streptococcus pyogenes? It is a bacteria that is transmitted through coughing, sneezing and other Airways. Generates the infections in the throat children such as pharyngitis or tonsillitis. You can be present when there are lesions in the skin like chickenpox. 

It is not usual that turn invasive, but when this happens it is because the bacterium makes contact with the bloodstream. 

Lopez explained that «it is not an outbreak,» but it is «a process that may occur». 

Original source in Spanish

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