Several episodes took place in the most hippy lands of Cordoba . In the village San Marcos Sierras , which houses a very welcoming community. And it offers the best landscapes and whereabouts to connect with nature . In this village, several years ago, the “Prophet Kropp” was housed, who defined himself as an alternative doctor. With a Russian vaccine , he promised to eradicate all diseases and replace vaccines. And many inhabitants of the commune fell into their trap. Like so many other cases in Argentina that do illegal exercise of medicine . In the case of Kropp, he already attended a therapeutic center called Pozo de Luz . It was very crowded by many locals, and also by people from the surrounding area, who moved to San Marcos just to be cared for by the fake.
This prophet, whose real name is Nestor Corsi, has already been arrested. But what is serious about the matter is that many of the patients treated by him did not receive any other medical treatment or vaccinations. These alternative procedures for the cure of diseases are very common in San Marcos. And in all the Sierras de Córdoba . This is due not only to a philosophy of life, but also to a strong mistrust of the medicine business. It grows years after year, in Argentina and around the world.
On the other hand, in addition to cases such as that of Kropp, San Marcos suffered many times forgotten by the Government. So, on several occasions, there were a lack of supplies for vaccines of many inhabitants. So, we see that the problem of vaccination is much deeper than just a personal and individual decision. In addition, decisions like this directly affect the entire community .
One of the most serious diseases that attacks today is meningitis. It is about inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain, for various causes . Its origin may be virosic, bacterial, parasitic or fungal. It is a deadly picture, which must be identified and treated urgently. In addition, its sequels can be very serious. From motor deficiencies, to poor learning performance. This disease can be appeased and even avoided with all five doses of Quintuple vaccine, and other vaccines. Most of these doses are included in the free vaccination schedule . However, it is the responsibility of each family to take the time to carry out this task. As it is also the State's obligation to ensure that this programme is complied with all necessary inputs free of charge.
What makes meningitis a fatal and very serious picture is its difficult identification . His symptoms are very similar to those of other pictures. Such as flu, or angina. That makes many doctors not diagnose it quickly. Which aggravates the situation. Or it also causes many patients to self-medicate without making the necessary medical consultations.
We give you some tips to identify this disease:
- Sudden High Fever
- Neck Stiffness
- Severe headache that looks different than normal
- Headache with nausea or vomiting Confusion or
- difficulty concentrating
- Drowsiness or difficulty walking
- Sensitivity to light
- Lack of appetite or thirst
Especially in infants:
- High Fever
- Constant crying
- Excessive drowsiness or irritability
- Inactivity or laziness
- Poor feeding
- A bump in the soft spot (fontanelle) on the upper part of the baby's head
- Stiffness in the baby's body and neck
With the correct identification of symptoms, immediate medical consultation and prior vaccination, we can avoid having a very bad time. Because vaccination is not only a right, it's a necessity . Because taking care of each other is a responsibility.
The case of Milo
Milo, 2 , went to vacation with his family in San Marcos for 5 days. After the trip, he started with fever, headache and vomiting . After home consultations, she was diagnosed with angina. As the symptoms followed, his parents did not hesitate to take him to the Sanatorium of La Cañada. There he was urgently referred to the Allende Sanatorium for a possible meningo encephalitis. So he was admitted, did the necessary studies, and today his whole family is accompanying the recovery process. When it was quickly identified, the necessary revenues were taken. Your family is under treatment because of possible incubation of the bacteria that cause this condition. With almost 10 days of hospitalization, and 5 of intensive care, Milo returns home. With his toys, his dog and his little brother, who missed him.
Milo's case is not an isolated case . In the squares of San Marcos, or somewhere in the Sierras, there is a child carrying the bacterium who is not yet under treatment for not having identified or manifested symptoms.
In order for cases like Milo's to happen, it is necessary to be vigilant, take care of ourselves and be informed .
Argentina, nacida en Córdoba. Investigadora en el área de lingüística. En formación constante sobre las Letras y sobre la vida, gracias a la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Mis experiencias en viajes me llevaron a aprender cada vez más idiomas y querer conocer diversas culturas desde adentro. Pienso en la escritura como una herramienta para transformar el mundo y volverlo un espacio justo y equilibrado.