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HP: Another scrub typhus patient dies, toll reaches 10 in IGMC


Press Trust of India Shimla
A 46-year-old woman of Hamirpur has died of scrub typhus, taking the death toll due to the disease this year to 10 in IGMC here, officials said on Wednesday.
The woman died on Tuesday at the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital here, IGMC senior Medical Superintendent Dr Janak Raj said.
She was admitted in the IGMC on October 23, he said.
The number of deaths due to scrub typhus in IGMC this year has now reached 10, he added.
However, the official said the number of deaths are half this year as compared to the last year.
Scrub typhus, also known as bush typhus, is a disease caused by a bacteria called Orientia tsutsugamushi, experts say.
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 rashes, they add.

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First Published: Oct 30 2019 | 7:30 PM IST

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