Infection of Nairobi fly surfaces with start of Monsoon season

Published On: July 10, 2022 07:46 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 10: Two persons infected by poisonous Nairobi fly are receiving treatment at Civil Hospital in Kathmandu. 

The patients have shown severe skin infections caused after coming into contact with the Acid fly, said Dr Gokarna Dahal, Chief of the Vector Borne Disease Control Section under the Epidemiology and Infectious Disease Control Division. 

Three to four infection cases were reported in the country last year too, he said, adding that it has now been reported in the east and Kanchanpur district. 

"Now the infection has been reported. The fly does not migrate from foreign countries, but is produced within Nepal. It is non-communicable and does not turn into a pandemic," he added. 

Although the infection has taken place, it does not cause a scary situation, opined Dr Dahal. 

The fly releases poisonous acid when it comes in contact with the human body, causing skin rashes and itchy skin, he mentioned. 

Dahal further said, "Most of the infected people recover without any medical treatment. One needs treatment when the problem does not go away."



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