Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Climate change spurs typhus incidence in Laos

Changing weather patterns in Laos may be responsible for an increase in bugs responsible for the neglected tropical diseases scrub typhus and murine typhus, a new study finds.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Post-monsoon fever outbreak kills over 100 in Indian state

Infections following monsoon rains have led to a fever outbreak in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing at least 114 people in the past three weeks, health officials said Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Poor sanitation blamed for India's mystery fever deaths

While authorities in Uttar Pradesh are narrowing down on dengue as the 'mystery disease' behind the deaths of more than 50 people, mostly children, in the last fortnight, they are not ruling out scrub typhus or other monsoon-related ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deadly scrub typhus bacteria confirmed in South America

Scrub typhus, a disease transmitted through 'chiggers' that kills at least 140,000 people a year in the Asia-Pacific region, may now be endemic in a part of South America, according to a study published in the New England ...