Indian athlete with Zika virus symptoms kept in isolation

Indian athlete with Zika virus symptoms kept in isolation

Athlete Sudha Singh returned from Rio de Janeiro with fever, fatigue, rapidly changing blood pressure and body ache. Photograph: (Getty)

Bangalore, India Aug 22, 2016, 05.53 PM (IST)
Indian athlete Sudha Singh returned from Rio de Janeiro with fever, fatigue, rapidly changing blood pressure and body ache on Saturday.

The athlete, who performed in the steeplechase competition, was admitted in a hospital in India's southern city of Bangalore after she complained of fatigue and joint pain, according to a report by NDTV. The thirty-year-old has been kept in isolation, while her blood samples have been sent for Zika virus testing to virology institute.

Since the athlete was in Brazil for the tournament, where the virus has been a major concern, the doctors want to be extra cautious about it, even if they hope it is only a regular viral infection.

Along with Sudha, her roommates at Rio, OP Jaisha, and Kavita Raut are also reportedly down with fever. Although Sudha's health is improving, Zika scare is of a major concern.

(WION)

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Sudha Singh has just returned from Rio where her roommates are also reportedly down with fever

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