Hundreds have been hospitalized and at least one death has been reported due to an unknown disease, which has spread to Andhra Pradesh, India.
According to the Associated PressThe death of a 45-year-old man admitted to the hospital showed symptoms like epilepsy and nausea, Press Trust of India news agency reported on Sunday.
Symptoms seen so far include nausea, restlessness and loss of consciousness, Report A.P.. The disease was first diagnosed in Iluru city on Saturday.
Patients who have fallen ill with a mysterious illness have tested negative for coronavirus and other viral diseases that may explain their symptoms. Officials have not yet determined the cause of the illness. Signs of contamination could not be seen in the water samples and not all patients showing symptoms were connected to the municipal water supply.
A team of experts was sent to the region on Monday by the federal government to investigate the disease.
The Times of India has reported That most of the patients were in their 20s and 30s, however, there were also some children under 12 years of age.
According to the newspaper, “organochlorine pesticides” are now considered the most likely cause of sudden illness. According to the newspaper, these chemicals are mostly used in anti-mosquito fogging.
When asked about the possibility of Chemical being responsible, an Indian government official told the Times, “Mostly yes, but we are waiting for the laboratory report. [for confirmation]”
The APA noted that Andhra Pradesh is one of the states in India that has also been hardest hit by the coronavirus epidemic, with more than 800,000 confirmed cases.
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