Scrub typhus death toll touches 20 in Himachal

Shimla : With the death of another person Monday the total number of deaths due to scrub typhus has gone up to twenty in Himachal Pradesh .

A 44 year old woman died Monday at Shimla’s premier IGMC hospital . The total number of scrub typhus positive cases is now 411 , at least 22 fresh cases have been reported in the last two days alone , officials told the Hill Post .

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