Unknown disease kills eight people in north Venezuela

DiseaseThe President of the Medical Association in Aragua state (north Venezuela) has confirmed that four adults and four children died in recent hours at the Maracay’s Central Hospital after being admitted with a 40 C-fever, general discomfort, and skin rashes that turned into blisters.

The Medical Association has declared a state of alarm following the deaths due to an unidentified virus or bacteria.

The President of the association, Ángel Sarmiento said that the four adults and four children died less than 72 hours after being admitted with the same symptoms, including a 40 C-fever.

Sarmiento ruled out the possibility that the deaths were caused by Ebola infection, as reported on social networks.

Chikungunya fever and dengue virus were also ruled out.

The Medical official said that doctors were waiting for the results of the autopsies to determine whether it was a viral or bacterial disease.

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