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Jul 13, 2020

Quarantine Family Not Cooperating with Health Officials

Marvin Manzanero

According to Doctor Manzanero, officials have not been able to trace whether or not the infected persons travelled outside their community. He says that the family has not been forthcoming with information but nonetheless the community of Blue Creek is cooperating. If further cases are identified, Doctor Manzanero says that random sampling will be increased.


Dr. Marvin Manzanero, Director of Health Services

“I think I can also say that most of the data wasn’t from the actually family. They were not really cooperating. They were giving conflicting stories to the health officials so they have not been forthcoming in providing any real details as to where they were. Most of the information that we are gathering is from the actual community back in Blue Creek.”


Hipolito Novelo

“If we see that more cases are popping up and that there is a community spread in that area, what should be the next step?”


Dr. Marvin Manzanero

“Well you see once you identify further cases you have to go and do contact tracing of the further cases that you identify because what you want to do is identity any potential other cases so that you are able to quickly identify, isolate and be able to contain it further. It depends on what you find. If you find that there is no other close contact that is turning up positive, you just have to keep your heightened surveillance in case anything pop up. If it is a community transmission that’s is already happening in Blue Creek then one of the measures in an SOE is try to contain it specific to that community. So you basically just have to wait for symptomatic cases if you will or start doing random samples.”

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