In West Godavari district’s Eluru in Andhra Pradesh, as many as 227 people including young children have fallen sick due to an unknown disease. Officials are suspecting a possible case of water contamination but they are also considering cases for viral encephalitis.
Eluru Government Hospital superintendent Dr Mohan said that the number of people who have fallen sick in Eluru is rising. There were around 140 people who were admitted and later discharged in just one night.
People falling sick have reported symptoms including nausea and fainting and since the cause is unknown, doctors are still trying to find a reason for this sudden increase in people falling sick.