WHO Monitors Pneumonia Cases of Unknown Origin in Argentina.

The cases are linked to a single private clinic in the city of San Miguel de Tucumán, located in the northwest part of the country.

Symptoms have included fever, muscle and abdominal pain and shortness of breath. Several patients had pneumonia in both lungs.

Three people have died and several others in Argentina have become sick after developing pneumonia with no clear cause.

WHO and PAHO have been following up on these reports and are providing support to Argentinian health authorities.

Not all patients with pneumonia have the same clinical features, these can vary.

Argentina has lots of experience in investigating and managing outbreaks of severe acute respiratory illness.

Pneumonia is very rarely actually diagnosed down to which specific microbe is causing it.