Unknown disease kills eight people in Venezuela

| September 14, 2014

Caribbean news. The information was confirmed by the president of the Medical Association in Aragua state (north Venezuela). 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 of Aragua state (north Venezuela) has declared a state of alarm following the death of eight people in the last few hours at the Maracay’s Central Hospital because of an unidentified virus or bacteria.

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The information was confirmed by the president of the Medical Association in Aragua state, Ángel Sarmiento. He explained that four adults and four children died less than 72 hours after being admitted with the same symptoms, including a 40 C-fever, general discomfort, and skin rashes that then turned into blisters.

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. He added that doctors were waiting for the results of the autopsies to determine whether it was a viral or bacterial disease.
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