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Fresh scrub typhus death in Mizoram

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Fresh scrub typhus death in Mizoram

Aizawl: One person has been reportedly died and 107 others are getting ill due to scrub typhus infection at Pangzawl village in south Mizoram’s Lunglei district, state health department officials said.

Officials said that a 29 year old man, who was working as a teacher in Pangzawl Higher Secondary school died of the infection recently.

They said that at least 107 people including 53 females are currently getting ill due to scrub typhus infection at the village.

According to state health department officials, more than  41 people have died and over 1,000 infected with scrub typhus since the first case was reported in Mizoram in 2012.

They also said that 28 cases of scrub typhus infection were reported from Thenzawl town in Serchhip district and two have died of the infection in the town since January this year.

With 23 cases identified recently, at least 36 people have  been infected with scrub typhus since the first case was detected in Thenzawl in 2015, officials also said.

In December last year, scrub typhus infection had claimed one life in a village in Mizoram.

161 cases of scrub typhus infection were also reported from Haulawng village in southern Mizoram’s Lunglei and 89 others from Phulleng village and surrounding villages like Luangpawn, Thanglailung and Zawngin in Aizawl district in January this year.

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Mr. Khojol is a journalist based in Aizawl, Mizoram. He writes for various national and regional media houses. In his free time, he can be caught reading books and watching movies.

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