Tuesday, 23 August 2016 - 14:12
Rio Olympics 2016: Indian runners return home with fever; Zika not ruled out
Indian middle-distance runner Sudha Singh has been diagnosed with viral infection in Bengaluru after returning from the Rio Olympics 2016 on Saturday, with the possibility of her contracting the Zika virus not being ruled out.
Sudha, who finished 30th in the Women's 3000m steeplechase event during the recently-concluding Olympiad, complained of high fever, joint ache and fatigue after returning from the host city on Saturday afternoon, according to a report on The Times of India.
Besides Zika, Sudha was also tested for other mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue, although the blood tests did not show any evidence for the same. The 30-year-old was initially treated at the Sports Authority of India (SAI), before being rushed to a hospital in Bengaluru when her blood pressure levels fell alarmingly.