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Scrub typhus kills 1 in Mizoram

 AIZAWL, Jan 6 - One person died and at least 47 people have been infected with suspected scrub typhus virus at Phullen village in Aizawl district, Health department officials said on Friday.

Nodal officer of State Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) Dr Pachuau Lalmalsawma, who visited Phullen village on Thursday, said the spread of the disease has been contained and the patients were given medical treatment.

Lalmalsawma said that the first case was detected during the last part of November and new infection detected till January 3. – PTI

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