Tag Archives: Scrub typhus

HCV 4TH GENERATION TEST AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE

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.

Article On Vector-Borne Disease

Vector-borne diseases are among the most critical global public health problems. They are associated with severe human morbidity and mortality, leading to a significant economic burden in affected countries. Vector-borne diseases are caused by viruses, parasites, and bacteria transmitted by vectors such as mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas that spread pathogens.

Scrub Typhus: Chiggers and Silent Transmission in Tropics

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 […]

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