Scrub typhus cases in Shimla hospital

Shimla : In less than a week Shimla’s IGMC hospital has confirmed at least 25 cases of scrub typhus,of these nine were found positive on Wednesday alone.

These patients have reported sick from rural areas of Shimla and Solan districts.Three of them have been admitted for treatment at IGMC,reports said.

Symptoms of this disease are high fever,headache,muscle pain,cough and an upset stomach.

Scrub typhus is transmitted by some species of mites which are found in areas of heavy scrub vegetation.People are adviced to avoid walking bare footed on grass.

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