About 140 people fell ill in Eluru town in West Godavari district on Sunday. The cause of their illness has not yet been determined.
“The number of infected people in Eluru is increasing. About 140 people have been admitted and discharged from last night till this morning. The symptoms are nausea and fainting. The cause is not yet known,” said Eluru Government Hospital Superintendent Dr. Mohan said.
As soon as the doctors and the police came to know about this, they were shifted to Eluru Government General Hospital.
Doctors said the blood samples of the patients were sent to Vijayawada Government Hospital for testing.
However, Kalikrishna Srinivas, not the state health minister, came to the hospital on Saturday to visit the patients.
“Doctors are trying to find the cause of the group diseases. All the patients are stable now. A girl is being sent to Vijayawada for better treatment.