December 9 Recently, an unexplained disease broke out in Andhra Pradesh, India, and more than 500 people have been hospitalized. According to Indian media on the 9th, at least six patients showed symptoms similar to epilepsy again after being discharged from the hospital.
According to the Indian Express, these patients were admitted to the hospital on the 6th and 7th and were admitted to the hospital after treatment. However, on the 8th, they were sent back to the hospital due to epilepsy and vomiting symptoms again. According to the attending doctor, the patients are currently under observation.
According to the Indian media, more than 500 people have been affected by the disease since the evening of the 5th. Most patients have the same symptoms, that is, unconsciousness after epilepsy, but they also recover relatively quickly.
Some people are allowed to be discharged within a few hours. Meanwhile, preliminary surveys released by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) showed traces of heavy metal lead and nickel were found in multiple blood samples of patients.
Indian health officials said that local people obtain drinking water from two canals and they will investigate whether there is pollution along the river.” Since the canals all pass through the fields, it is possible that pesticides pollute the water source.