More than 350 people have been hospitalized in Ellora, Andhra Pradesh, India, due to an outbreak of an unknown disease that has killed one of them, according to India TV.
The patients were hospitalized after complaining of dizziness, epilepsy, sudden fainting spells, foaming in the mouth, and tremors.
Doctors have not yet been able to determine the cause of the sudden illness, although they have run blood tests and a CT scan of the brain. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis was also normal.
According to doctors, more than 180 people have been discharged from the hospital, and around 160 are still under treatment.
“Most of the patients have recovered, the rest are in stable condition. We have prepared 50 beds in the Central Government Hospital in Vijayawada to transport patients if needed. Our medical teams are involved in treating each patient,” said Ala Cali State Health Minister Krishna Srinivas.
Teams of doctors from the National Institute of Nutrition, Institute of Chemical Technology, and All India Institute of Medical Sciences were sent to the city to determine the cause of the disease.
Jagan Mohan Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, will also visit Ellora. He is scheduled to speak with patients and meet with local officials.