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Centre Forms Team For Eluru Mystery Illness:- The Telugu states woke up to a shock after more than 200 people from Eluru got admitted to hospital after complaining of a mystery illness. The total crossed 350 by today and the initial tests traced no developments. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy sought the support of the expert doctors and various tests are currently being conducted. There are no signs of contagiousness told the health officials today. The Centre got alerted and announced that a team of experts will fly to Eluru tomorrow to investigate the matter. One person passed away and 250 people have been discharged from the Eluru Government Hospital.
Collector Revu Muthyala Raju told that the disease has not spread from one person to another. Most of the affected people complained of epileptic fits for three to five minutes without repetition, anxiety, vomiting, back pain and headache. The initial reports say that the illness occurred due to water pollution. Collector Revu Muthyala Raju told that people fell ill where the municipal water is not supplied. He said that the people who are drinking mineral water also fell ill. Some of the cerebral fluid samples from the victims are sent to the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) near Tarnaka, Hyderabad.
The team, comprising Dr. Jamshed Nayar, Associate Professor (Emergency Medicine), AIIMS, New Delhi, Dr. Avinash Deoshtawar, Virologist, NIV, Pune and Dr. Sanket Kulkarni, Dy. Director, PH, NCDC will reach Eluru tomorrow morning and the final report would be submitted by evening.