More than 500 people were hospitalized in India since Saturday, and it is not caused by Covid-19, but from an illness that remains to be unidentified up to this moment. Patients afflicted by the the mysterious disease reported symptoms ranging from seizures, nausea, anxiety and loss of consciousness. A preliminary test done by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) team on some of the patients’ blood samples found traces of lead and nickel which might have been the cause of the illness but medical experts are still looking for a more conclusive result. Out of the patients who were hospitalized, 300 had been discharged and one person was reported dead.
CNN: More than 500 people have been hospitalized for an unidentified illness in southeastern India
CNN reports that more than 500 people have been hospitalized for an unidentified illness in southeastern India, according to Dolla Joshi Roy, the district surveillance officer of Eluru’s West Godavari District. Patients reported a range of symptoms including seizures, loss of consciousness and some nausea over the weekend, Roy said.
Health officials in India have found traces of lead and nickel in blood samples taken from patients who have been hospitalized in Andhra Pradesh, officials investigating the cases said Tuesday.
Of the 505 people to have been hospitalized, 300 people have been discharged and one person has died, Roy said on Tuesday.