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Mystery Illness: Central team to visit Eluru today

A three-member expert team from the Central Government will today visit the town of Eluru as authorities still struggle to control a yet-to-be-identified “mystery” illness which has hospitalised over 400 patients with symptoms ranging from giddiness and convulsions to epilepsy. 
 
The three-member central team, headed by Dr Jamshed Nayar, associate professor in the department of emergency medicine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi and comprising National Institute of Virology expert Dr Avinash Devashtawar and NDCC deputy director Dr Sanketh Kulakarni, will visit the hospital today. 
 
Chief minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy flew down to the town, the capital of West Godavari district, to visit patients admitted in the last 48 hours, according to hospital authorities. Blood samples of some patients were also sent to the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, for examination as the total number of patients rose to 471.
 
“We have not come across such a strange phenom