RATNANAGAR, Oct 10: As many as 59 new cases of scrub typhus infection have been reported in Chitwan district in Asoj, pushing the number of patients in the district to 264 in the last six months.
According to the Insect Controller Inspector at the District Public Health, Chitwan, Ram Kumar KC, this bacterial disease has already claimed two lives in the district so far.
A total of eight persons have been reported dead due to the infection since its outbreak in the eastern part of the country, shared Resham Lamicchane, Public Health Officer at the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division under the Ministry of Health.
According to him, scrub typhus cases have been reported from 37 districts. RSS