Guwahati News Desk: A new Scrub Typhus disease was reported to have infected seven doctors including health workers at Sarusajai COVID Hospital in Guwahati.
According to the sources, out of seven infected people, four are doctors who got infected with the new Scrub Typhus after COVID-19. The hospital was shut down with immediate effect for 15 days and all the undergoing treatment COVID-19 patients were shifted to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Bhangagarh.
The 300-bed COVID-19 hospital was constructed in just 20 days to combat the ongoing pandemic as it was built with help from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at a cost of Rs 21.46 crore in Sarusajai.
According to the sources, the hospital will reopen to tackle the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As per the report, the Scrub Typhus is a disease caused by the bacteria Orientia tsutsugamushi which is also known as bush typhus. The disease spreads among people through bites of infected chiggers called larval mites.
The common symptoms of Scrub Typhus are fever, headache, body aches, etc.