A Mystery Illness Has Sickened Hundreds In India, Leaving 1 Dead

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According to reports, a mystery illness in southern Indian state, Andhra Pradesh has left hundreds of people sick. One death has also been reported so far.

Patients have experienced symptoms ranging from nausea and vomiting to anxiety and losing consciousness. The sources of this disease haven’t been identified yet.

The sick were tested for COVID-19, but their reports came out negative, so coronavirus doesn’t seem to be the one causing this.

This outbreak erupted in the town of Eluru- the worst hit by the pandemic-with over 800,000 identified cases.

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Via BBC News

To rule out the possible causes, tests were conducted to see if it could possibly be a viral infection, or something caused by water contamination. Answering all these queries, the state’s health minister, Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas, said, ” the patients’ blood samples did not reveal any evidence of a viral infection.”

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“We ruled out water contamination or air pollution as the cause after officials visited the areas where people fell sick,” he said. “It is some mystery illness and only lab analysis will reveal what it is.”

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