Weekly Current Affairs

Shri J P Nadda assures all support to Himachal Pradesh Government to manage Scrub Typhus cases in the State [Health, Prelims]

  • 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 had sought a detailed report from the State Government.
  • 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 large scrub vegetation.