Shimla | TNR
A 19-year-old girl from Mandi district has died due to scrub typhus at the IGMC. Scrub typhus cases are being reported in the state on a regular basis and the IGMC alone has reported 80 cases out of a total of 200 cases.
Girl had high fever
The girl died after she developed a high fever. Scrub typhus causes high fever due to the bite of an insect found in green grass called “peesu” in Himachal.
According to doctors scrub typhus is spreading faster in 2021 than in previous years. They have also warned people against wandering barefooted in the grass.