Health authorities are investigating the death of a man with suspected Hantavirus in Maullín, in the region of Los Lagos.
The patient was admitted to the Hospital of Temuco.
According to the information received, on Friday he took a rapid test that tested positive for Hantavirus and was transferred to the region of La Araucanía, where he passed away on Sunday morning.
The deceased man, age ~40 years, lived in the coastal area of Astillero.
Therefore, in this area an environmental epidemiological investigation was carried out to establish the site of infection.
The Health SEREMI of Los Lagos , Marcela Cardenas, said that among the possible locations is a nearby warehouse to the home of the man where he worked.