A mysterious fever that has been identified as Scrub Typhus has killed 33 children and seven adults in Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh. The fever has also been reported in other districts of Uttar Pradesh, including Mainpuri and Mathura.
By Vaishali Pandey/The Newster
Yogi Adityanath, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, revealed on Monday that a mysterious dengue-like disease had killed 33 children and seven adults in Firozabad.
Adityanath paid a visit to the relatives of those who had died, assuring them of government support.
The chief minister also paid a visit to the Firozabad district hospital where the infected patients are getting treatment.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath informed reporters, “The dedicated Covid-19 ward at the district hospital of Firozabad is reserved for patients suffering from this fever.”
After a surge in instances of ‘viral fever’ in certain districts in western Uttar Pradesh, including Mathura, Firozabad, and Mainpuri, the administration has hit the panic button.
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Last week, 40 young people died from the disease, according to Manish Asija, a BJP MLA from Firozabad. However, UP Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh rejected Asija’s claims, calling them “wrong” and claiming that he had not received any such reports.
Chandra Vijay Singh, the Firozabad District Magistrate disputed that this was the third wave of the pandemic. “Due to heavy rains and waterlogging, dengue and malaria are the cause behind high fever among children,” he added.
Scrub Typhus Has Been Identified As The Mysterious Infection
A suspicious fever has been recorded in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, according to sources. Nine cases of mite-borne rickettsiosis, often known as “scrub typhus,” were identified during preliminary investigations in Mathura, a first for the area. After lab tests indicated that 29 individuals, ranging from two to 45 years, tested positive on Sunday, the health service issued a notification.
Scrub Typhus And Their Symptoms
Scrub typhus, also known as Bush Typhus is caused by the bacterium Orientia tsutsugamushi, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). People become infected after being bitten by infected chiggers (larval mites).
Scrub typhus symptoms are identical to those of many other vector-borne or rickettsial illnesses, and they generally appear within 10 days of being bitten, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fever and chills, headaches, body pains, rashes, and muscular discomfort are some of the symptoms.