November 17, 2016 09:45 AM NPT
CHITWAN, Nov 17: A 35-year-old woman of Bharatpur Sub-Metropolitan City-22 in Chitwan district died of scrub typhus during treatment at the Narayani Community Hospital in Chitwan district during the last week of the Nepali month Kartik.
With this, the death toll due to this bacterial disease in Kartik has reached four.
According to Ram Kumar KC, Insect Controller Inspector at the District Public Health Office.
Insect Controller Inspector KC said that the death of woman was reported in the last week of Kartik. He shared, "When we verified, it turned out to be scrub typhus that claimed her life."
Chitwan district alone has witnessed 401 cases of scrub typhus in last seven months.
A total of 15 persons have been reported dead due to the infection that is spread through the bite of infected mites, as well as fleas and mice, said Information Officer Narahari Sharma. RSS