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Scrub typhus spreads after earthquake

Scrub typhus spreads after earthquake

ARPAN SHRESTHA, NAYAK PAUDEL, Nov 04 Kathmandu
Three months after two massive earthquakes struck Nepal in 2015, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan alerted the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division about six children with unusual fever and severe respiratory features.Four children died during treatment as serum samples were collected for subsequent tests in Kathmandu and Bangkok that confirmed a scrub typhus outbreak. By the end of the year, 101 cases were confirmed in 16 districts and four more people succumbed to the disease.
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