Eighteen people in and around the hamlets of Vedaranyam are down with a mysterious fever and are being treated at the Vedaranyam Government hospital on Tuesday. Sources said the blood samples of the patients were collected for ascertaining the cause for the unknown fever. The health condition of all the admitted patients are said to be stable as on Wednesday evening.
According to sources, people from the villages of Gandhi Nagar, Settikulam, Vaaimedu and Siruthalaikadu have typical symptoms of fever along with swollen legs recently. Among the 18 ill people, 14 including four kids Vignesh (7), Tamilvanan (11), Prasanna (3) and Arun Raj (11) are from the Gandhi Nagar village and they were admitted to the Vedaranyam government hospital on Tuesday.
The hamlets are known for occurrence of mysterious fevers in past. Earlier, 25 people were diagnosed with Leptopirosis fever from a bacterial infection. Six patients who were admitted earlier with similar symptoms were discharged on Wednesday evening.