Scrub Typhus — India
Scrub typhus has killed 4 people in Himachal Pradesh while 241 others have tested positive. Scrub typhus is an acute illness caused by a bacterium _Orientia tsutsugamushi_, which is transmitted by the bite of an infected mite larva [chigger] present in the soil having scrub vegetation. Himachal Pradesh is an endemic region as it has a large scrub vegetation.
Of the total deaths reported this year  so far, 1 death has been reported from Mandi district, while 3 deaths have been reported