Scrub Typhus disease in Noklak district of Nagaland

    Kohima, Sep 19 (PTI) Amidst COVID-19 pandemic, the
Noklak district administration in Nagaland has reported the
outbreak of Scrub Typhus in the district, an officer said on
    The Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil) of Noklak, C
Phuniang said that official data collected from Community
Health Centre (CHC) Noklak for controlling vector-borne
diseases has shown 618 positive scrub typhus cases since
January this year in the district.
    At least five persons have succumbed to the infection,
he said.
    Scrub 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.
    The SDO requested the public to report any of the
symptoms of the disease to the Health authorities. PTI NBS

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