Mystery fever kills 68 people in a week in India

Mystery fever kills 68 people in a week in India
Mystery fever kills 68 people in a week in India

Black fungus, white fungus, yellow fungus - India has seen all kinds of strange diseases that lead to the loss of jaw bones, eyes and other horrific complications. These fungal infections have mainly been seen in people who have recently recovered from COVID-19.

"Mysterious fever", which killed about 70 people in a week, including 40 children, scared the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Most of the deceased reported high fever, dehydration, and a sudden drop in platelet counts, while others had dengue symptoms.

Many cases have been reported in Agra, Mathura, Mainpuri, Etah and Kasganj counties, and Firozabad is considered the most affected county in the state.

"The situation in the districts is alarming," said Assemblyman Manish Asija, adding that "flooding, lack of sanitation and hygiene are the reasons for the spread of the disease."

The Times of India reported that 72 out of 135 children are fighting for their lives at Firozabad Medical College, with more than 50 percent of them showing dengue symptoms.

Health officials say 12 children have died from fever in the past 24 hours alone.

"The exact cause of the disease is being investigated," said Dr. Nita Kulshresta, chief physician of Firozabad district.

Nita Kulshrestha added that all patients in public hospitals are being tested for COVID, but so far none of the cases of viral infection can be linked.

"Patients with viral fever are admitted to wards with COVID-19. Doctors and medics are on alert. The intensity of the fever is worrying. It takes two weeks for children to recover," complains Dr. Hansraj Singh, chief physician at Firozabad College of Medicine, said that the number of beds has been increased.

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