Bengaluru, Aug 23: Indian athlete Sudha Singh, who had participated in the Women's 3000m steeplechase category, has been admitted to the hospital for a suspected Zika Virus.
Sudha came back to India from Rio with fever and body ache last week. She is under treatment at the moment.
Sports Authority of India regional director M. Shyam Sunder, quoted by The Times of India, said: "Sudha Singh arrived here in Bengaluru on August 20 with fever and body ache. She was admitted to one of the chains of Fortis Hospital the same day. The athlete is undergoing treatment and medication for suspected zika virus."
Sunder further mentioned that the health departments of government visited the hospital where Sudha was admitted, and they provided required medical help and advise.
He added: "The doctors have taken the blood samples to avoid risk factors. Hopefully, it is not Zika that Sudha is suffering from."
Sudha Singh ranked 30th in her women's 3000m steeplechase category at the Rio Olympics 2016. The athlete had qualified for the Olympics during the Federation Cup National Athletics Championships in New Delhi. She had clocked 9 minutes and 26.55 seconds.
Zika virus is a dangerous virus borne and spread by mosquitos. It has crippling birth defects and it also affects neurological system of a person.