Scrub typhus claims another victim in Bundi District, Rajasthan in western India (update)

Another death due to scrub typhus has been reported in the Bundi District in Rajasthan in western India. To date, there have been 14 deaths due to this disease. The cases of scrub typhus were first reported in Alwar District and since then several cases have already been reported from 11 other districts. The other districts are Ajmer, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Dausa, Dholpur, Jaipur, Karouli, Sikar, Sawai Madhopur and Tonk.This illness is transmitted by the bites of infected mite larva, usually in crowded and unsanitary conditions. Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to scrub typhus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mite larva bites.

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