Southeast Asia: Scrub Typhus Infection claims the lives of 15 people

Posted on June 20, 2012 • Filed under: Asia, Travel News

KOZHIKODE: Fifteen cases of Scrub Typhus infection, a communicable disease commonly found in southeast Asia and Japan, have been reported from various parts of the district. First reported from Malabar region in the state in 2006, the medical officials say that it is very difficult to know its symptoms mainly because in the initial stage it appears like a common fever. The disease which spreads through mite bite can be diagnosed only through blood test. Read article

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