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Nadda assures support to Himachal Pradesh to manage scrub typhus cases

Updated: Sep 27, 2016 13:24 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept.27 (ANI): In view of the rising number of cases and reported deaths due to of Scrub Typhus in Himachal Pradesh, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has sought a detailed report from the state government and assured all support to the latter in managing the endemic disease in the region.

Nadda said, "The ministry is very closely monitoring the situation and if requested shall provide all logistical and technical support to the Himachal Government to strengthen their capacity to effectively manage the situation."

Scrub Typhus is an acute illness caused by a bacterium Orintia Tsutsugamushi, which is transmitted by the bite of an infected mite larva present in the soil having scrub vegetation. Himachal is an endemic region as it has a large scrub vegetation. (ANI)