One more succumbs to scrub typhus in Chitwan

CHITWAN: A woman died of scrub typhus during treatment in Chitwan district on Thursday. With this, the death toll due to the disease in the district this season has reached five.

All of the deaths were reported from the Bharatpur-based Chitwan Medical College. Of them, three were women and two were girl children.

Dr Shital Adhikari of the College informed that a 51-year-old woman from west Chitwan died of the disease today.

She had been admitted to the hospital three days ago though it has been learned that she was sick for last 12 days.

Dr Adhikari said it would be really difficult to heal patients if they went to the hospital only after their major organs stopped functioning.

Ram KC, Bacteria Control Inspector at the Chitwan District Public Health Office, informed that as many as 307 were found infected with the disease out of 1,042 who had approached different health facilities in the district till mid-October.

Currently, nine are undergoing treatment against the disease at the Chitwan Medical College; and two of them are critical, according to the health facility.