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telegraphindia.com 13 Sep, 2021 14:45 am

Senior Physician Decodes the Mysteries of Scrub Typhus

Senior Physician Decodes the Mysteries of Scrub Typhus

Dr Sibabrata Banerjee explains causes, symptoms and treatment Senior Physician Decodes the Mysteries of Scrub Typhus | Published 13.21, 03:41 PM Scrub typhus, also known as bush typhus, “is one of the most important etiologies of fever of unknown origin,” according to Dr Sibabrata Banerjee, senior consultant physician at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata.Caused by a bacteria called Orientia tsutsugamushi, scrub typhus is an acute, febrile, and infectious illness that gets its name from scrub vegetation.Once these mites bite humans, scrub typhus begins to spread.

Severe epidemics of scrub typhus broke out during World War II in Myanmar and Sri Lanka (then Burma and Ceylon, respectively).“When suffering from scrub typhus, the patient may have fever, headache, body ache, cough, and myalgia (pain in a muscle or a group of muscles).

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