Researchers at CCRU have studied the epidemiology of undifferentiated febrile illnesses in the region, and are now conducting a randomised trial to find out how to best treat scrub typhus. This and other studies will gather important information on diagnostics and pathophysiological disease features.
We are engaging with community health workers and community health volunteers to raise the awareness of scrub typhus and reduce its burden. A previous project focused on antibiotic usage in primary care units. This information, together with the results of the GRAM project, will help identify areas in which improvement can be made and help to plan future antibiotic stewardship interventions.