Scientists rush as hospitals are overburdened as a mysterious virus kills dozens of children.
A MYSTERIOUS ILLNESS has swept over a northern Indian state, killing dozens of infants and adults and threatening to overwhelm hospitals.
More than 50 deaths have been reported in Uttar Pradesh in the previous week, prompting scientists to scramble for solutions. Hundreds more people are alleged to have been taken to the hospital. Joint pains, headaches, thirst, and nausea plagued many of them.
In other circumstances, the patients’ platelets, a vital component of the circulatory system that can cause blood to clot, are also dropping.
Some specialists suspect dengue fever, a virus spread by mosquitos, is to blame.
According to them, the symptom of falling platelets indicates a severe form of dengue fever.
Rows of children in hospital wards, surrounded by frightened parents, were seen at Firozabad medical college.
According to NDTV, the father of a six-year-old kid who died after three days of high fever was unable to reach the hospital in Agra.
“He breathed his death ten minutes before we arrived in Agra,” he claimed.
The state’s Firozabad, Agra, Mathura, Mainpuri, Etah, and Kasganj districts have all reported cases.
All of the patients were tested for coronavirus, but no relationship between the two disorders has been discovered thus far.
“The patients, mainly youngsters, in hospitals are dying extremely quickly,” said Neeta Kulshrestha, the district’s most senior health official.
Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, has promised to assist families of those affected by the disease.
“The designated COVID-19 ward at the Firozabad district hospital is reserved for patients suffering from this fever,” he stated.
Mr. Adityanath stated that the first cases of the sickness were discovered on August 18th, and that teams would be formed to investigate.
“The patients were brought to private hospitals and clinics due to a lack of awareness at the local level,” he continued.
“The health department and administration apprised authorities of the issue at the state level after learning about the fever,” the chief minister told reporters.
“Directions have been issued to guarantee that medical colleges have appropriate manpower.”
It comes at a time when the country is already battling COVID-19, particularly the Delta strain, which is threatening to overrun hospitals.
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection that can be found in tropical and subtropical climates all over the world, primarily in urban and semi-urban regions.
Dengue fever is a tropical disease spread by female mosquitoes. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”