HCV Hepatitis is a global health problem, and there has been a constant increase in chronic hepatitis cases in India due to Bloodborne –Hepatitis B& C with an approx. 354 million people worldwide, as estimated by WHO.
Also known as, Japanese river associated with jungle mite or chigger, termed ‘tsutsugamushi’ in Japanese. (tsutsuga= disease, harm, noxious and mushi= bug) Scrub Typhus is a zoonosis, with humans being accidental, dead end hosts. It’s a mite borne Gram negative bacteria Orientia tsutsugamushi of the family Rickettsiaceae. Scrub typhus spreads to people through bites or […]
Essentials of Tropical Medicine and Diagnosis The tropics are the lands of moist weather with seasonal torrential rains and dark and thick vegetation and any civilization thronging upon the potential livelihood in these areas will encounter the wrath of the various vectors (carriers) that bring a myriad of diseases.