Bhubaneswar: Ten more scrub typhus positive cases were detected in the Sundargarh district during the past 24 hours. With it the total number of Scrub Typhus cases in the district rose to 193 on Monday.
Till now one person has died in Sundargarh district because of Scrub Typhus.
To check the rising trend of scrub typhus infection, the Odisha government’s Directorate of Public Health sent a special team to Bargarh and Sundargarh. A Joint Director and an epidemiologist have also been sent to Bargarh district to investigate the alleged death of five persons because of scrub typhus. Another Joint Director has been sent to Sundargarh as well.
Testing for scrub typhus is being conducted at Rourkela Government Hospital and the Sundargarh District Health Centre. The health department is also deploying ASHA and ANM volunteers to raise awareness about the disease.
Odisha has already seen seven deaths attributed to scrub typhus, with six reported in Bargarh district and one in Sundargarh.