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Cool weather brings risk of contracting deadly disease

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The temperature is falling in some parts of Thailand. For you people who like cold weather and plan to head up to the mountainous North, please beware of scrub typhus. 

Scrub typhus may occur after people are exposed to areas with vegetation where rodents live. The disorder is transmitted through the bite of mites that live on rodents, thereby causing an infection.

This mite-borne infectious disease is prevalent in northern and northeastern areas of Thailand during the rainy season and when the weather is cool.

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