Scrub Typhus - symptoms and how to test
The bacterium Orientia tsutsugamushi is responsible for the sickness known as scrub typhus or bush typhus. Chiggers carry the disease that causes scrub typhus to infect humans, causing an infection (larval mites). Scrub typhus typically manifests itself with a high temperature, a headache, and a general sense of discomfort. Scrub typhus is more common in areas where farming and gardening are common and where people's habits, such as not changing out of work clothes, put them at risk of contracting the disease. The scrub-typhus IgM test detects the disease transmitted by trombiculid mite larvae or Orientia tsutsugamushi bacterium.