Ghaziabad: Seven persons, including four
women, died of a mysterious illness in Garhmukteshwar tehsil
area here in the last 24 hours, officials said on Monday.
In Garhmukteshwar town, Kallam Khan, 55, and Poonam, 35,
succumbed to a mysterious illness, characterised by high
fever, yesterday, they said.
In Badarkha and Rajheti villages, two persons, Mansuran
and Rea Liyaqt, fell victim to the illness that is yet to be
In similar cases, two women, Ishwari Devi and Raghubiri,
and a man, Satyabir, died after suffering from high fever in
Datiyana village here today, said officials.
Chief district medical officer Sharad Tyagi said that
none of the seven persons who died had sought medical
A special team, comprising six doctors, will be deputed
to investigate the deaths in Garhmukteshwar area, he said,
adding the team will locate the cause and symptoms of the
illness and adequate treatment will be provided to patients.
This is not the first time a mysterious illness has
claimed the lives of people in the district. Last year at
least 50 people succumbed to an illness symptomized by high