Mites Emerge as Key Vector in Encephalitis Outbreaks in India

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Larval mites, known as “chiggers,” from the family Trombiculidae are vectors of the bacteria that causes scrub typhus. The infection has been implicated as a common cause of acute encephalitis syndrome in India, where public health professionals are looking to better understand the variety of…

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