Scrub typhus increasing in Rajasthan, India

The number of people who have tested positive for scrub typhus continues to grow in Kota and Jaipur divisions. In the past 30 days, there have been 275 cases and 9 deaths in the state.

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.

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