Andhra Pradesh: 'Mystery' illness puts hundreds in hospital

Andhra Pradesh: 'Mystery' illness puts hundreds in hospital

Newsdesk |
December 7, 2020

At least one person has died and 227 have been hospitalised by an unidentified illness in India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh. The patients had a wide range of symptoms from nausea to fits and falling unconscious, doctors said.

New Delhi, 07 December 2020

As per news report of BBC, officials are still investigating the cause of the illness, which swept through the town of Eluru over the weekend. It comes as India continues to battle a pandemic, with the world's second-highest coronavirus caseload. Andhra Pradesh has been one of the worst-affected states - at more than 800,000, it has the country's third-highest case count. But Covid-19 doesn't appear to be the cause of the hospitalisations over the weekend. The state's health minister, Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas, said that all the patients had tested negative for coronavirus.



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