Scrub typhus infections appear early in Sri Ganganagar district, Rajasthan, India

Sporadic cases of scrub typhus have been reported in Sri Ganganagar district. So far this year, 5 people have died from their infections.

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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.

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