Scrub typhus cases in Odisha’s Sundargarh rise to 404, people panic

As per the latest information from reliable sources, total number of Scrub typhus cases has risen to 404 in Odisha's Sundargarh district. 

Sundargarh: People of Sundargarh continue to remain panic-stricken due to the rising number of Scrub typhus cases. As per the latest information from reliable sources, total number of Scrub typhus cases has risen to 404 in Odisha’s Sundargarh district.

This comes after two more people in Sundargarh tested positive for Scrub typhus in the last 24 hours. About 56 blood samples were sent for testing, said reports from reliable sources. Two out of which, tested positive. This has taken the total number of cases in Sundargarh to 404.

So far, two deaths due to Scrub Typhus has been reported in Odisha’s Sundargarh while another continues to undergo treatment in ICU. Amid rise in scrub typhus cases in the state, the 4-member central team visited Bargarh district and took stock of the situation. They also discussed the cause and the diagnosis of scrub typhus with the district health department.

Various measures are being taken to bring the situation under control. Massive awareness drives have been launched to sensitize people about the disease and how it can be kept at bay, according to the Sundargarh CDMO. The CDMO has also advised people not to panic and to seek medical advice immediately if symptoms are seen in anyone.

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It is to be noted that, scrub typhus infection spreads through bites of infected chiggers (larval mites). The common symptoms of the disease include fever and a black inflamed mark on the skin called ‘eschar’. People who frequently visit farmland or forests are highly vulnerable to the infection.

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