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  • India - ​Runner returns sick from Rio, being tested for Zika - tested positive for H1N1, not Zika

    Runner returns sick from Rio, being tested for Zika

    Narain Swamy | TNN | Aug 22, 2016, 05.48 AM IST

    BENGALURU: Middle-distance runner Sudha Singh, who arrived from Rio on Saturday, is being treated for viral infection in an isolation room at a hospital here since Saturday. Besides dengue and malaria, the athlete is being investigated for a possible Zika virus infection.

    Sudha, 30, who took part in the 3000m steeplechase at the Olympics, complained of fever, joint pain and fatigue upon arrival on Saturday afternoon. After initial treatment at the Sports Authority of India, she was rushed to hospital once her blood pressure fell to worrisome levels, sources told TOI.

    Apparently, blood tests on Sudha did not show any evidence of dengue or malaria. To rule out Zika, her samples are likely to be sent to a virology institute in Pune on Monday. Marathon runner OP Jaisha, who returned with Sudha on Saturday, has shown similar but milder symptoms. Another marathoner, Kavita Raut, took ill in Rio. All three were staying in the same apartment in Rio, one of the places affected by the Zika outbreak. Sources confirmed that the girls were exposed to mosquitoes at the apartment, the prime vectors of the disease.
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    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/i...w/53802990.cms
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    Rio athlete quarantined in Bengaluru after suspicion of Zika infection

    Rhythma Kaul, Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Updated: Aug 22, 2016 21:51 IST
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    “Rapid tests for dengue and chikungunya returned negative, and the results for zika will be out in 48 hours. She has been isolated at the hospital as a precautionary measure,” said CK Mishra, secretary, ministry of health and family welfare.
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    “Singh is suffering from severe dehydration, which also causes high temperature. She is being kept inside a mosquito net in an isolation room to ensure that the zika infection – if she has it – does not spread to others,” said Dr BD Athani, special director general in charge of the case at the Union health ministry.
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    http://www.hindustantimes.com/olympi...1vu08MaBN.html
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      Rio Olympian Sudha Singh tested positive for Swine Flu, not Zika

      Tue, 23 Aug 2016-11:09pm , Bengaluru , PTI
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      "Sudha Singh who has been undergoing treatment for a suspected Zika virus is suffering from H1N1, known as swine flu virus," Dr Sarala of Sports Authority of India said.
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      http://www.dnaindia.com/sport/report...t-zika-2248251
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      -Nelson Mandela

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