PRO/SOAS> Dengue – Nepal (02): rise in cases


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Date: Tue 1 Aug 2023
Source: Online Khabar [edited]

According to the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, the number
of dengue cases in the country has surpassed 5500, with Sunsari
district accounting for over half of the total infections.

Rudra Prasad Marasini, a director of the division, revealed that the
country has reported a total of 5688 cases of dengue infection since
January [2023]. Sunsari district alone recorded 3486 recorded dengue
cases over the past 7 months.

Marasini attributed the surge in infections to people’s recklessness.
The continuous rainfall in recent days, combined with the neglect of
proper sanitation measures, has contributed to the alarming rise in
dengue spread, he said.

Sunsari, Dhading, Kaski, Darchula, Kathmandu, Sankhuwasabha, Myagdi,
Morang, Kanchanpur, and Jhapa are the most affected districts. Sunsari
alone has 3486 cases, while Kathmandu has 96 cases and Jhapa has 56

The Koshi province is the most affected one with 3821 dengue cases,
while Madhesh province has the least number with 26 cases.

So far, 4 persons have died due to the infection.

[Byline: Rastriya Samachar Samiti]

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