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PRO/AH/EDR> Scrub typhus – India (04): (HP) fatal

Scrub Typhus -- IndiaScrub 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 [2019] so far, 1 death has been reported from Mandi district, while 3 deaths have Read more [...]