Dr. Ujwala U. Ukey, Dr.Sanjeev M. Choudhary, Dr. Priyanka Nikose


Background: Scrub typhus is a re-emerging disease in India prevalent in rural and urban India, which is causing life-threatening illnesses.

Methodology: Descriptive cross - sectional study was conducted in the urban field practice area of tertiary health care centre of central India. Study subjects were the adult residents of the adopted families present in the house during the time of survey. Pre tested questionnaire was used to obtain data from totaln419 study participants. Data was analysed to obtain percentages

Results: 66.34% study participants had heard about scrub typhus. 61.81% had awareness that it is caused due to an infection.

Conclusion: Study participants were aware about scrub typhus but detailed awareness of transmission and prevention was not present.


Community, awareness, urban, scrub typhus

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