Scrub typhus claims one more; 133 infected

RATNANAGAR, CHITWAN: One more person lost her life to scrub typhus in Chitwan, confirmed the District Public Health Office (DPHO), Chitwan.

According to the information provided by the DPHO on Wednesday, a 21-year-old woman of Nawalparasi district, who was infected with scrub typhus, died during the course of treatment at the Central Hospital in Bharatpur, Chitwan.

Ram Kumar KC of the DPHO shared that the woman was taken to the hospital for treatment of scrub typhus on July 24 where she breathed her last two days later.

The DPHO said that 133 out of 497 people examined were found infected with scrub typhus in the district in the current fiscal year.