New mysterious disease in India's Southeast kills 1, infects over 290
- 07 December 2020
One person has died and at least 292 have been hospitalized with symptoms resembling an epilepsy attack in India's southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday as India media sounds the alarm about a new "mysterious disease," APA reports quoting, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
With the hotbed reportedly in the Eluru city, the disease caused infected individuals to suddenly pass out after suffering symptoms including shivering, frothing at the mouth and nausea.
As reported by Press Trust of India, the deceased was a 45-year-old man who was admitted to the Government General Hospital in Eluru on Sunday morning and died in the evening.
Most of the hospitalized individuals were reportedly let go after undergoing necessary tests and an improvement in their condition.
According to the report, citing local health authorities, doctors do not know the cause of the disease as standard tests of blood, brain and cerebral spinal fluid have not shown any anomalies. All hospitalized patients also tested negative for COVID-19.