India’s Olympic athlete Sudha Singh, who has been suffering from fever, body ache, and dehydration has been tested positive for the H1N1 influenza virus.
Sudha had competed in the 3000-metre steeplechase event in the Rio Olympics and reported ill on return.
The hospital officials have been following her illness closely as two other athletes had reported similar but milder symptoms.
Long Distance runner Kavita Raut. Getty
According to Dr. Harshvardhan, who is the deputy director for disease surveillance in Karnataka, there is nothing to be worried about as “these viruses have become quite common now” and are “like the common influenza virus.”
Dr. Harshvardhan further added that mortality is low if the infection is treated early and Sudha is recovering well from her illness because she was provided proper care at a very early stage of infection.
They further added that she could be discharged in next two to three days time.