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Dengue cases found in Southeast Nepal

SAPTARI: Dengue disease which started to spread from Dharan has now reached Inaruwa and Saptari.

Some 474 cases of dengue were reported in Dharan, Sunsari.

The first case of dengue in Saptari was reported on Wednesday. Ram Kanta Chaudhary, 27, of Kanchanpur Municipality Ward No. 6 showed the symptoms of dengue during a lab test at the local health post.

Dengue infection was found in Chaudhary when he visited the Primary Health Center of Kanchanpur for a lab test, said Dambar Gupta, chief of the health post.

Another person of same locality was also suspected suffering from dengue fever, but it was not proved as the suspected person refused to visit the lab for test, he said.

Gupta said that he informed the ministry about the increasing cases of dengue and it has made arrangements for its treatment in the health post.

Similarly, dengue infection was also traced in Samsad Ansari of Babiya in Inaruwa Municipality-9 the headquater of Sunsari, said Sulochana Chaudhary, liaison person of the District Health Office.

An awareness generating campaign was conducted in Ward Nos. 1.3.6.9 and 10 of Inaruwa, informed Rajan Mehata, Mayor of Inaruwa Municipality.

Dharan Sub-Municipality has been declared as dengue affected zone after increasing cases of dengue were reported. Ward Nos. 8 and 15 of Dharan were affected more by the diseases.

The two wards were a dengue risk area. Dengue infection was traced in four members of a single family.

According to B.P. Koirala Health Science Academy of Dharan, 474 cases of dengue were reported. Daily 30 dengue affected people visited the BPKHSA for treatment.

Now 71 dengue-affected people are receiving treatment in other hospitals of Dharan.

For the first time, 15 dengue cases were traced in Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City on May 14.

Now dengue has spread in Itahari, Brahachhetra, of Sunsari, Sundarharicha of Morang, Pathari Saniscahre and Birtnagar of State 1 and Saptari of State 2.

Dengue is a kind of fever. Dengue is an infectious disease, usually contracted from mosquitoes belonging to the Aedes Aegypti genus.

Its symptoms range from mild fever to incapacitating high fever, severe headache, pain in muscles and joints, and rashes on the skin.

Published Date: Thursday, June 20th, 2019 | 12:49 PM

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