One of the reasons for the outbreak of an unknown disease in the city of Eluru in southern India could be the poisoning of mercury and other heavy metals. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohamu Reddy said.
“The National Institute of Nutrition found traces of mercury in rice as well as pesticides and herbicide residues in excessive amounts in vegetables. It also found residues of organophosphorus compounds in the blood of victims of the disease, and it is necessary to establish how they got into people’s bodies,” the minister said.
At the same time, experts still have not been able to figure out the exact cause of the disease. In tests of patients found lead and nickel, but doctors exclude the contamination of drinking water. Reddy also noted that four new cases were detected in Eluru on December 11. The total number of people affected reached 613.
The report of an outbreak of an unknown disease came from the city of Eluru in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Patients complained of dizziness, headaches, epilepsy, sudden fainting, foaming at the mouth, and tremors. They tested negative for coronavirus. Local authorities suggested that the people might have gotten sick from dirty air or poor quality food.