India, which is one of the countries most affected by the coronavirus epidemic, is now distraught by the “mysterious disease”. While the disease, which appeared suddenly and manifested as a high fever, is present in many parts of the country, most of the victims are children.
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 with sweat and 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 67 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.
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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. According to local media, around 30,000 people in the city of Kanpur have already been infected with the mysterious disease.
There are conflicting explanations as to what the mysterious disease is. Some patients have reportedly tested positive for dengue, but some experts say the disease is a form of typhus.
Doctors working in the regions of Agra, Mathura, Mainpuri, Etah, Kasganj and Firozabad, where the mysterious disease is observed, pointed out that the underlying cause of death could be a fever viral 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.
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Firozabad district senior health official Dr Neeta Kulshrestha told the BBC: “Patients in the hospital, especially children, are losing their lives very quickly” making the fear even greater. . A few days ago, it was announced that 40 people, including 32 children, have died from the same disease in this region alone.
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection found in tropical and subtropical climates around the world, primarily in urban and semi-urban areas. Transmitted by female mosquitoes, dengue is primarily a tropical disease and has been present in India for hundreds of years. While many infections only produce mild illness, cases can develop life-threatening complications. In its most severe form, there is no specific treatment, according to the World Health Organization.