The Indian Authorities Believe That One Of The Causes Of The Unknown Disease Could Be Mercury Contamination

The Indian Authorities Believe That One Of The Causes Of The Unknown Disease Could Be Mercury Contamination
The Indian Authorities Believe That One Of The Causes Of The Unknown Disease Could Be Mercury Contamination

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NEW DELHI, December 12. / TASS /. Poisoning by mercury and other heavy metals could be one of the causes of an unknown disease in the city of Eluru (Indian southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh). This was reported on Saturday by the Hindustan Times newspaper with reference to the chief minister of the state government, Jaganmohama Reddy.

"The National Institute of Nutrition has found traces of mercury in rice, as well as pesticides and herbicide residues in excess amounts in vegetables. It has also found residues of organophosphates in the blood of those affected by the disease, and it is necessary to establish how they entered the human body," Reddy said.

According to him, on Friday, doctors identified four new cases of the disease of unknown origin in Eluru. The total number of victims has reached 613. Of these, 13 are undergoing inpatient treatment, the rest have been discharged from hospitals. Three patients died, the cause of death of two of them could be chronic diseases.

"It is still unclear what exactly caused the outbreak of an unknown disease," Reddy admitted. the amount of pesticides a thousand times higher than the norm."

The first case of an unknown disease was registered in Eluru on December 5, when residents began to arrive at city clinics with complaints of headache, back pain and sudden loss of consciousness. In most cases, the symptoms persisted for 10-15 minutes, some patients could not remember what happened to them.

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