Scrub typhus : Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis & Examination, Treatment & Complication and Prevention

Scrub typhus is a disease caused by a bacteria called Orientia tsutsugamushi (rickettsial bacteria); it’s also known as tsutsugamushi disease  or bush typhus . The most common symptoms of scrub typhus include fever, headache, body aches, and sometimes rash and untreated typhus can lead to serious complications and it’s potentially fatal. Scrub typhus is spread to people through bites of infected chiggers (mites), Fleas, lice or ticks transmit. When Fleas, mites, lice, and ticks carrying rickettsial bacteria and bite someone the bacteria transmit into the patient blood stream. Once in the bloodstream, the bacteria continue to reproduce and grow that causes typhus. There are three different types of typhus: Epidemic (louse-borne) typhus, Endemic (murine) typhus and Scrub typhus. These are caused by three different types of typhus, and each type is caused by a different type of bacterium and transmitted by a different type of arthropod. Typhus is not transmitted Read More