Hundreds ill, 1 dead due to unidentified disease in India

By Associated Press
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NEW DELHI (AP) — At least one person has died and 200 others have been hospitalized due to an unidentified illness in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Reports say the illness was detected Saturday evening in Eluru, an ancient city famous for its hand-woven products. Since then, patients have experienced symptoms ranging from nausea and anxiety to loss of consciousness, doctors said.

The state is among those worst-hit by COVID-19, and its health system has been frayed by the pandemic.

Top medical and scientific institutes are trying to determine the cause of the illness, while the opposition has demanded an investigation.

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