Scrub Typhus claims 7 lives in Himachal


This hill state is currently toiling to come up from seasonal scrub typhus fever as it claimed 7 lives in the State so far. The Medical Superintendent of IGMC Dr. Ramesh Chand told that the hospital recorded death of a patient on Sunday night which was seventh in this season. He said that the deadly fever has taken as many as 25 registered deaths since 2008 as the patients were succumbing to this disease every year.

Several cases of scrub typhus have also been reported from Solan, Bilaspur and Mandi districts of the State. Scrub typhus is an acute and infectious caused by mite bite mostly after increasing of green grass in the fields often in the onset of Monsoon. The State medical officials verified samples and collected at the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital and over 250 have been tested positive for the fever.

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