We have been hearing for a long time that the coronavirus is just the beginning and we can expect many similar diseases in the future. Was one of the cities in Southeast India just battling one of them? It's hard to say, but one thing is for sure, CNN reported last weekend in Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, more than 300 people were hospitalized and suffered from symptoms typical of epilepsy such as seizures, loss of consciousness, nausea and vomiting. Unfortunately, one of these people died of cardiac arrest, but doctors say it was not a result of a mysterious disease.
Coronavirus is also rampant in this region, so patients were screened to rule out any new symptoms of the disease, but it turned out that they all tested negative. Moreover, blood tests showed that we are also not dealing with any other serious viral disease, such as dengue or qigungunia. Interestingly, by Monday 180 of these people were well enough to be discharged from the hospital, meaning the strange illness literally lasted over the weekend.
However, the local authorities do not downplay the matter and look at about musics possible causes of the disease - suspicion immediately fell on contamination of drinking water, because all patients were supplied by one source. However, according to local health specialists, the conducted research excluded water contamination as well as air pollution. Patients were therefore tested for pathogens such as E. Coli, which does not normally cause seizures, but often presents with nausea and vomiting. Therefore, specialized services went to the scene to help in the investigation and solution of this dangerous puzzle. So we have nothing else to do but wait for the results of their work.