The “mysterious disease” which has raged for more than a week in India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, has caused panic. Many people in the counties of this state, especially children, began to wake up at night soaked in sweat and with very high fevers.
Most people affected by the disease complain of symptoms such as joint pain, headache, nausea, and excessive thirst. In some cases, rashes are also seen on the arms and legs.
At least 50 people, mostly children, have died from the disease. Hundreds of people have been hospitalized. With the coronavirus epidemic being very common in the country, all those who lost their lives were tested and none of them turned out to have Kovid-19.
The disease, which emerged at a time when India was breathing a sigh of relief in the fight against the coronavirus and when the second wave of the epidemic was beginning to be brought under control, sowed panic in the country and found its place in the headlines with the headline “Mysterious Disease” spreads.
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Doctors working in the regions of Agra, Mathura, Mainpuri, Etah, Kasganj and Firozabad, where the mysterious disease is observed, said the underlying cause of death could be a viral fever infection transmitted by mosquitoes.
Doctors explained that many hospital patients had a drastic drop in the number of platelets that help blood to clot, which is one of the symptoms of a severe fever.
Firozabad district senior health official Dr Neeta Kulshrestha told the BBC: “Patients in the hospital, especially children, lose their lives very quickly”, which makes the fear even greater. . In this region alone, 40 people, including 32 children, have died from the same disease.
Dengue, which is transmitted by female mosquitoes, can be seen in many countries, but as a tropical disease it is very effective in countries in the tropics, especially India. In dengue fever, which has 4 different types, children are at much higher risk than adults and the death rate is 5 times higher.
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Although the cause of this mysterious disease, which particularly affects children and is very fatal, is not known with exactitude, experts believe that many tests should be carried out on the inhabitants of the area to determine it. .
On the other hand, doctors blame state authorities for the mosquito problem that has not been solved for years and the resulting illnesses and deaths.