Continue to increase the affected by legionella in Manzanares (Ciudad Real)

The outbreak of legionella that originated twelve days ago in Manzanares (Ciudad Real), affected since late yesterday, 141 people, among which are found the two men dead, 32 hospitalized and 107 people that are not entered.

as have informed Efe sources of the ministry of Health of the hospitalized, two are in the ICU of the Hospital of Ciudad Real, and 21 in the hospital of Manzanares and nine in Tomelloso, up to 14.00 hours today.

in Addition to those hospitalized, two men, of 84 and 73 years have died of legionella.

In terms of the number of patients in the ICU of Royal City, a woman of 55 years, that takes a week in the intensive care unit and is stable within the gravity, and a 65 year old man.

in Addition, in a statement, the ministry of Health has advised in a statement that the Health care Service of Castilla-La Mancha (Sescam) has strengthened the human and material means at the Points of Continued Care of Manzanares and have strengthened the Emergency unit of the Hospital Virgen de Altagracia, as well as the service of Internal Medicine, to treat cases of legionella are detected.

And to expedite the completion of analytical testing, there is a microbiologist on-call, while it has also reinforced the number of laboratory technicians.

on the other hand, the ministry of Health has stressed that in spite of the growth of the welfare work caused by the outbreak of legionella, it has not been desprogramado any surgical activity previously mentioned, so that the regional Government has congratulated the professionals for the work of these days.

The outbreak of legionnaire’s disease that affects Manzanares is the most virulent of the history of Castilla-La Mancha, such as has been confirmed by the director-general of Public Health, Manuel Tordera.

Faced with this situation, Public Health continues active surveillance in the whole town awaiting the final results of the analyses taken in the two possible foci that were positive for the first time, an ornamental fountain and a cooling tower.

just Yesterday we have sent new samples to the University of Valencia for their next contraanálisis. For their part, the residents of the city have been concentrated in front of city hall demanding more information about the situation.