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About 11,000 dengue cases reported in Bagmati

BAGMATI, May 5: Cases of dengue fever are prevalent in Bagmati Province. In the past nine months, over 11,999 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, the Directorate’s focal person Uttam Prasad Pyakurel said.

In this period, 3,000 cases were reported in Kathmandu, 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 person succumbed to dengue in Makwanpur. The risk of dengue infection is higher in summer and the Directorate urges one and all to take precautions against it. It said it is preparing to launch a campaign aiming to seek and destroy mosquito larvae to contain dengue, a viral infection which is caused by a mosquito bite.