Scrub typhus - know the disease


Scrub typhus is a zoonotic bacterial disease transmitted through chigger mite bites. With symptoms like collapsing lungs, damaged kidneys, and high fever this lesser-known disease is easy to misdiagnose. Left untreated it can lead to brain infections, multiple organ failure, miscarriages and may also cause death in approximately 6% of the cases. Always consult a doctor for any high fever symptoms.