Eluru Mystery Illness: WHO Team Arrives To Investigate

December 11, 2020 16:08
Eluru Mystery Illness: WHO Team Arrives To Investigate

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Eluru Mystery Illness: WHO Team Arrives To Investigate:- The mystery illness in Eluru left over 609 people hospitalized. The Andhra Pradesh government formed a 21-member committee headed by the Chief Secretary to investigate the matter and submit a detailed report for the Chief Minister. The committee will investigate the possible reasons and will suggest remedial steps. Most of them are discharged from the hospital and 32 people are currently undergoing treatment. There are talks that the components of lead is found in the drinking water. Lead coated PVC pipes that are used for drinking water is predicted to be the possible reason for the outbreak.

IAS Dr EAS Sarma (Retd) explained about the adverse impacts that will take place due to the PVC pipes on the health of the people. The report said that 33 percent of the water samples that are collected from 26 Indian cities had high levels of lead and are extremely unsafe. Excess lead in the human body can cause neurological problems. Sarma clarified that lead is the primary reason for the mystery illness in Andhra Pradesh. 37 new cases of illness are reported in the last two days in Eluru. The new cases are reported from Tangellamudi, East Street, West Street, Sankaramatam.

A two-member committee from the World Health Organization reached Eluru and the investigation is on. A virtual meeting was held with AP Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy. Experts from AIIMS, National Institute of Nutrition, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology took part in the meeting.

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