Scrub Typhus in Himachal: 6 deaths, 648 cases reported so far due to scrub typhus

Khushbu Kumari Jha
12/10/2021 07:48 IST
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Scrub Typhus in Himachal: After getting infected, the patient feels very weak and some people complain of nausea. Scrub typhus fever lasts from 7 to 12 days. In the case of worsening fever, the weakness increases further and the patient also has to face fainting and cardiac problems.

Shimla.In Himachal Pradesh, there has been a significant increase in the cases of scrub typhus amidst the falling cases of corona virus.So far six people have died, 648 case reports have been done.Women are more among the dead.From January-2021 to October 12, 2021, about 4382 tests for scrub typhus were conducted in the state, in which 648 people were found to be scrub typhus positive.Meanwhile, 132 in district Bilaspur, 45 in Chamba, 56 in Hamirpur, 63 in Kangra, 3 in Kinnaur, 17 in Kullu, 97 in Mandi, 153 in Shimla, 25 in Sirmaur, 37 in Solan, 19 in Una. .

Apart from this,one case each in IGMC Shimlaand Medical College Tanda has been found positive for scrub typhus, while 6 deaths have been registered due to scrub typhus during the same period.

What the department says Infact, the State Health Department has called upon the people of the state not to allow bushes and grass to grow in their homes and the surrounding area in order to protect them from scrub typhus.The disease spreads through insects found in shrubs and grass.The department has advised people to be alert from scrub typhus.The Health Department said that where dengue and chikungunya cases are found in urban areas, the same cases of scrub typhus are reported mostly in villages.Scrub typhus is a bacterial infection and its symptoms are similar to chikungunya.


What are the symptoms Symptoms likeheadache, chills, fever, body ache and red rash appear on the body between the third to fifth day in the disease.All or some of the symptoms of the disease may appear in the patient.The duration of this disease is two to three weeks.After getting infected, the patient feels very weak and some people complain of nausea.Scrub typhus fever lasts from 7 to 12 days.In the case of worsening fever, the weakness increases further and the patient also has to face fainting and cardiac problems.

Within the fourth to sixth day of fever, the rash is swallowed on the body.The disease is not dangerous for younger people, but Scrub Typhuscan be fatalfor 50 percent of patients above 40 years of age and patients above 60 years of age.Necessary medicines have been made available in all government hospitals for the treatment of this disease.

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