- Hundreds have an unknown illness that has killed at least one person.
- While many feared this could be the start of another virus outbreak, initial reports point to environmental dangers.
- Pesticides and chemicals used for cleaning may be to blame.
A mysterious illness in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has killed at least one person and left hundreds ill, according to reports by United Press International (UPI).
The cause of the illness is yet to be identified but has triggered widespread concern and fears that it could be another new virus.
However, experts said that, according to initial reports, this scenario appears to be unlikely.
The illness was first detected on Saturday, Dec. 5, in the southern Indian city of Eluru, according to the Associated Press (AP).
Geeta Prasadini, director of public health of the state of Andhra Pradesh, told the AP that people started to…