Amid fears of covid-19, Eluru city of West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh with a population of over three lakhs was shaken by a ‘mysterious’ disease.
This disease has engulfed more than 500 people since Saturday evening and one person has also died. In all, the symptoms met one, in which people were becoming unconscious after an epileptic seizures and were recovering quickly. Within a few hours, he was going to be discharged from the hospital.
State Health Minister AK Krishna Srinivas said that 430 of the 510 people affected had taken leave from the hospital and went home and one person has died so far.
He said, “I appeal to people not to panic. The number of patients has reduced. Today less than 40 cases have been registered. I know people are scared. We try to understand the cause of this disease.” are doing.”
Health officials suspect that there will be damage from bad food and water. The preliminary report of an AIIMS team in New Delhi found lead and lead in blood samples.
Superintendent of Eluru Government Hospital, Dr. AV Mohan said, “We have sent more samples and are waiting for the report.”
A scientist at the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) in Hyderabad said, “The seizures point to neurological problems. Potential heavy metal contamination will be investigated.”
A team of NIN has taken samples of water, edible oil and rice. The team includes public health experts, epidemiologists, microbiologists and food safety specialists.
However Opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has insisted that drinking water contamination caused the people to fall ill, even though the government denies it. TDP chief and former CM N Chandrababu Naidu has demanded “an impartial, full-fledged inquiry into the incident”.