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Over 300 ill with unknown disease in Andhra’s Eluru, Central team to probe

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy said the Central team will reach Eluru Tuesday and try to find out the root causes for the illness.

Written by Sreenivas Janyala | Hyderabad | Updated: December 8, 2020 4:44:43 am
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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is sending a Central team to Eluru in Andhra Pradesh’s West Godavari district, where 340 people have fallen sick due to an unknown disease.

West Godavari District Collector R Muthyala Raju said, “Some of these people complained of seizures, anxiety, vomiting, and headache. So far, the illness has not spread from one to another person. People living in other areas, where Eluru Municipality does not supply drinking water, have also fallen ill.”

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy said the Central team, comprising Dr Jamshed Nayar, Associate Professor (Emergency Medicine) at AIIMS, New Delhi; Dr. Avinash Deoshtawar, virologist at NIV, Pune; and Dr Sanket Kulkarni, Deputy Director at National Centre for Disease Control, New Delhi, will reach Eluru Tuesday and try to find out the root causes for the illness.

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