Scrub Typhus kills one in Shimla

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Season’s first Scrub typhus death has been reported in Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla.

The deceased belongs to Theog area of Shimla district and was admitted to the hospital three days back.

Shimla and other Himachal Pradesh hospitals report a number of Scrub typhus cases every year during the monsoon season.

What is Scrub Typhus

Scrub typhus, also known as bush typhus, is a disease caused by a bacteria called Orientia tsutsugamushi.

Scrub typhus is spread to people through bites of infected chiggers (larval mites). The most common symptoms of scrub typhus include fever, headache, body aches, and sometimes rash.