José Antonio Vergara

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To the Editor: Outbreaks of diarrhea and gastroenteritis caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus have been recently reported in many countries and regions where this pathogen was previously unknown (1,2). In mid-January 2005 (Figure), the number of cases of acute diarrhea produced by V. parahaemolyticus dramatically increased in Puerto Montt (41°41′S), a major(More)
hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) admitted to the Puerto Montt and Osorno Regional Hospitals, southern Chile, from 1997 to 2001, emphasizing epidemiologic, clinical , radiographic, treatment, and laboratory aspects. Hemorrhage was frequent (64%), and 48% of patients showed alterations in renal function. Ten patients died (40%). We identified three groups(More)
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