Scrub typhus claims 1 live in northern Vietnam

September 09, 2023

Yen Bai Province, located in northern Vietnam reported 94 scrub typhus cases last month, including one death in its Tram Tau District, said the provincial health authority on Friday. Van Chan District reported 22 cases, while Nghia Lo Town and Van Yen District logged four and six infections, respectively. In Tram Tau District, 20 people were infected and one of them succumbed to this bacterial disease. Scrub typhus, also known as bush typhus, is a disease caused by a bacteria called Orientia tsutsugamushi and is spread to people through bites of infected chiggers, which are larval mites. The most common symptoms of scrub typhus include fever, headache, body aches, enlarged lymph nodes, and eschars at the site of the chigger bite.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News

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