Warning to avoid chigger bites in Nepal

A 10-fold increase in scrub typhus infections has been reported by doctors working in the hill district of Baitadi in the country’s west. Local residents have been advised to avoid bites from the vector, infected chiggers or mites, and to present early for medical help if experiencing fever symptoms. Scrub typhus activity escalates during the monsoon season, however the current surge is the largest since 2015, following the devastating earthquakes. Read more.

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