Chitwan reports 230 cases of scrub typhus

CHITWAN: Various hospitals in Chitwan district report 230 cases of scrub typhus.

Health Office in Chitwan said that of the infected, 108 are from the district while the remaining are from outside Chitwan.  Total tests conducted for the disease were 1,873.

Last fiscal year, 286 tests out of 3,286, came positive to scrub typhus.

Scrub typhus is caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi which is carried by mites and transmitted to humans from their bites.

Fever, chills, reddish eyes, coughing, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, rash and a dark, scab-like region at the site of the bite are the symptoms of disease.

Similarly, the district reports 1,155 cases of dengue as of today of the current fiscal year. Of them, 799 are within from the district, 299 are from outside the districts and addresses of 177 are yet to be ascertained. RSS

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