Kanpur has reported an outbreak of acute necrotizing encephalitis (ANE). More than 30 medical students are sick with a high fever after this sickness was contracted by the doctors at the GSVM medical institution. In seven of them, ANE has been verified.
A third-year student from Barabanki was brought to the ICU of LLR hospital earlier this week with a high temperature and a bad headache, according to official sources.
The outbreak of ANE and fever gripped the medical college campus within four days of more than 20 pigs being found dead.”We have admitted five medicos with ANE in the special maternity ward and two of them are on ventilators,” said a senior doctor.
Vice Principal Dr. Richa Giri said a student was admitted to LLR hospital with a high fever and severe headache. She passed out and was currently in a comatose state. The results of the medical tests suggested she had an ANE infection that had spread to her brain. Her parents have been informed.
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After this, the doctors examined the students in boys’ and girls’ hostels on Wednesday and found six more with ANE symptoms. Three pupils were in the third year, two in para-2, and one in the final year. According to Giri, one was taken directly to the ICU while five others were rushed to a special maternity ward. They all had ANE, she added.
The number of students with fever and the severe headache was more than 30 and special teams were monitoring their condition.
In view of the prevailing situation, the medical college administration has canceled the terminal exams. The students, according to Dr. Giri, were unfit to take these exams, so the decision was made.
Meanwhile, a team of doctors comprising Dr. Yashwant Rao and Dr. Anand Narain Singh toured the campus and found 16 more dead pigs. In the meantime, 16 more dead pigs were discovered on campus by a team of medical professionals that included Dr. Yashwant Rao and Dr. Anand Narain Singh.
All of them were buried on campus. Medical college spokeswoman Dr. Ganesh Shankar said it was conceivable that the development of the disease on the campus was owing to the pigs and the unclean circumstances they generated.
Neurologist in GSVM medical college Dr. Alok Varma said ANE was rare. MRI scan had shown blood clotting in the brain with swelling.
Apart from this, there were unknown viruses in the body.