More scrub typhus reported in Nepal

Health authorities have reported 17 new cases of scrub typhus infection in Chitwan District in the past week. The total for this year has reached 162 patients in the last 4 months. Five of the infected people have died.

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Advice For Travellers

This illness is transmitted by the bites of infected mite larva (an insect). If diagnosed early, it can be successfully treated with readily available antibiotics. Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to scrub typhus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mite larva (insect) bites. If symptoms develop after mite bites, seek medical care at once.