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Scrub typhus in Uttarakhand, India: a common rickettsial disease in an uncommon geographical region.
Trop Doct. 2010 Jul; 40(3):188-90.TD

Abstract

Scrub typhus is a commonly encountered rickettsial disease of the Indian subcontinent. Humans are infected accidentally and the case fatality can be significantly high if the disease is not identified in time. We report nine cases of scrub typhus from the Garhwal region of the newly created north Indian state of Uttarakhand, a region not previously known to harbour the vector. Entomological studies are needed to study the density of the vector and to institute vector control measures in order to prevent this relatively benign, yet potentially fatal, clinical entity from spiralling into a major public health issue.

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Department of Medicine, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, HIHT University, Swami Ram Nagar, Jolly Grant, PO Doiwala, Dehradun-248140, Uttarakhand, India. sohadia@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20555054

Citation

Ahmad, Sohaib, et al. "Scrub Typhus in Uttarakhand, India: a Common Rickettsial Disease in an Uncommon Geographical Region." Tropical Doctor, vol. 40, no. 3, 2010, pp. 188-90.
Ahmad S, Srivastava S, Verma SK, et al. Scrub typhus in Uttarakhand, India: a common rickettsial disease in an uncommon geographical region. Trop Doct. 2010;40(3):188-90.
Ahmad, S., Srivastava, S., Verma, S. K., Puri, P., & Shirazi, N. (2010). Scrub typhus in Uttarakhand, India: a common rickettsial disease in an uncommon geographical region. Tropical Doctor, 40(3), 188-90. https://doi.org/10.1258/td.2010.090447
Ahmad S, et al. Scrub Typhus in Uttarakhand, India: a Common Rickettsial Disease in an Uncommon Geographical Region. Trop Doct. 2010;40(3):188-90. PubMed PMID: 20555054.
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