Scrub typhus is a disease caused by the bite of an infected mite found in areas with heavy scrub vegetation. Five patients suffering from the disease have died here, a health official said.
"The total number of scrub typhus deaths so far is five and over 200 patients have tested positive," Senior Medical Superintendent Ramesh Chand at Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) told IANS.
He said the arrival of scrub typhus patients could continue till next month.
Many patients from across the state were referred to the state capital for treatment.