Mysterious Illness In India Leaves 500 Hospitalized

Mysterious illness in India leaves over 500 hospitalized and 1 dead in Andhra Pradesh and doctors can't figure out what's causing it.

Mysterious illness in India leaves 500 hospitalized and 1 dead in Andhra Pradesh and doctors can’t figure out what’s causing it.

Since Saturday, a mysterious illness has been spreading in India, in the Southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to be exact. This news has spread across the world. Almost a year back in the Chinese city of Wuhan a mysterious pneumonia kind of disease spread. That illness, of course, became the Covid-19 pandemic, which is still spreading across the world, having killed around 1.5 million people across the globe. Now, this mysterious illness has left 500 hospitalized.

But in Andhra Pradesh, the situation is starting to look less serious. though it’s still troubling. On Dec. 7, the state’s health minister eliminated the viral infection, as well as air and water contamination. Initial fears of the new illness overwhelming the health system have subsided.

Eluru, is an ancient city in Andhra Pradesh, famous for its hand-woven products, where the first case of this mystery illness was detected on Saturday, since then, symptoms ranging from nausea and anxiety to loss of consciousness have been reported in 546 patients admitted to hospitals.

“People started convulsing without any warning,” said Geeta Prasadini, the director of public health.

Although it’s still unknown what is causing this illness. When the patients were tested and their blood samples were taken; excessive amounts of lead and nickel were found in their blood samples.

“Till now the results we have received from the experts from AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Science) shows lead and nickel in excess quantities in the blood of the patients,” Dr. AVR Mohan, medical superintendent of District Hospital Vijayawada, told Al Jazeera over the phone.

“Initially, we had sent samples of 10 patients and yesterday (Tuesday) we have sent 30 more samples whose results are likely to come today.”

Dr. Mohan, who is also the district coordinator of health services for Vijayawada, said that none of the patients were found to have COVID-19. “We have conducted COVID-19 tests for each of the patients but none of them came positive.”

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