Unknown Disease – India

February 24, 2022 – A total of 12 cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome was reported in Godhra town in the Gujurat district of India. No deaths have been reported. The individual cases are being treated at medical facilities in Godhra and Vadodara. Gender, age, and kinship of the individuals were not reported in the source.

According to the source, Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare disease with origin is unknown. However, it is suspected that an Zika virus infections can trigger the onset of this disease It tends to follow a stomach flu or respiratory infection. According to the source, symptoms typically include overall body weakness and lead to paralysis at severe stages.

Current public health efforts include initiation of surveillance activities in Bhuravav and localities around it. Other plans include creating special wards in hospitals to treat individuals with Guillain-Barre syndrome. Finally, teams of doctors have traveled to Godhra and Vadodara to conduct further investigation.

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