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Dengue cases surpass 11 thousand in Bagmati


Nepalnews
2024 May 05, 16:48,

Cases of dengue fever are prevalent in the Bagmati Province. In the past nine months, over 11 thousand positive cases of dengue have been confirmed in the province.

As of now a total of 11,409 dengue cases have been diagnosed since the beginning of the current fiscal year 2080-81 BS which commenced on July 17, 2023, according to the Health Directorate, Bagmati Province.

Of this figure, the highest cases 3,501 are reported from Dhading and the lowest two from Rasuwa, Directorate focal person Uttam Prasad Pyakurel said.

In this period, Kathmandu reported 3,000 cases followed by 1,708 in Chitwan, 857 in Makwanpur, 494 in Bhaktapur, 167 in Kavrepalanchowk, 81 in Nuwakot, 79 in Dolakha, 32 in Sindhupalchowk, 27 in Ramechhap and 23 in Sindhuli.

In the current fiscal, one succumbed to dengue in Makwanpur. The risk for dengue infection is higher in summer and the Office urges one and all to take precautions against it. It said is preparing to launch a campaign aiming to seek and destroy mosquito larvae to contain dengue, a viral infection which is caused by the mosquito bite. 


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