Dhangadi, Sept 2: As many as 16 persons are found to have contracted the ‘Scrub Typhus’ in Kailali among other districts in far-western region of the country.
District Public Health Office collected the blood samples of 22 suspected patients from various districts at Seti Zonal Hospital, Dhangadi and sent the samples for examination to the central laboratory and detected 16 cases of scrub typhus.
Among the patients suffering from the typhus, 10 are from Kailali district while the rest are from Kanchanpur, Doti, Bhajang, Vector Control Supervisor, Hari Prasad Bhatta said.
The disease is transmitted by trombiculid mites, which feed on forest and rural rodents. The patient suffering from the disease shows symptoms of high fever, headache, primary lesion in form of a red blister like patch on the bitten spot, excessive sweating, reddish eye and macular rash.
Zonal Hospital’s Physician, Dr Sher Bahadur Kumar, said timely treatment could cure the disease and asked the villagers to come to the hospital if they have suspicion of contracting the disease. RSS