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The insect living in the grass is taking people's lives, 14 deaths so far in the country, this disease is spreading

 


The risk of many diseases is increasing in India at present. Dengue is spreading and Nipah has struck again in Kerala. Meanwhile, scrub typhus disease is also spreading in the country. 14 people have died due to this disease in Odisha and Shimla together. Scrub typhus is a disease caused by insect bites. These insects are called chiggers. This insect lives in grass and forests. If it bites a person, he gets infected with scrub typhus. Symptoms of this disease appear after one to two weeks. This worm also lives on the body of some animals. People living in forest areas easily come in contact with this insect. If timely treatment is received, the patient dies in 15 to 20 days.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, scrub typhus disease is also called bush typhus. After this disease occurs, first fever comes and then severe pain starts in the body. A red mark starts appearing on the part of the body where the insect has bitten. The matter of concern is that its symptoms appear many days after getting infected. In this time, the infection of this disease starts spreading throughout the body. In such a situation, it becomes difficult to save the life of the patient.

These people are in danger

The CDC has said that people living in areas affected by scrub typhus should not take the problem of fever lightly. If there is fever, a doctor should be consulted immediately. Delay in this matter can lead to death. People who live in forest areas or go to the forest for their daily work need to take special precautions. The mortality rate in this disease that occurs after insect bites is very high. In such a situation, it should not be taken lightly.

what is the treatment

Veterinary Dr. NR Rawat tells TV9 that the symptoms of scrub typhus are similar to flu or viral fever. The only difference is that in this disease a red wound occurs at the site of the insect bite. This is the biggest identity of this disease. If you notice any such problem then immediately go to the doctor.

The doctor can identify the disease through a blood test. The disease can be controlled with some antibiotics. However, there is no prescribed treatment for this disease nor has any vaccine been made till date. More than 100 years have passed since scrub typhus spread across the world, but it is still causing death to people. This disease caused by an insect is quite dangerous.

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