Influenza claims nine including five children in Jajarkot
January 6, 2018 04:18 PM NPT
By: Janak KC
JAJARKOT, Jan 6: Nine people including five children have died due to cough and viral influenza in a week in the district.
According to Hari Bahadur Singh, incharge of Badkule Healthpost, the deceased are Dhansara Nath, 65, Aiti Diruba, Satrup Sahi, 75, and Karsingh Tamata, 52, of Junichande rural municipality-2. The identities of other five children who died due to viral fever, are yet to be ascertained.
Tamata died on December 25, Nath on January 2, and Shahi on December 30, Singh told Republica Online.
Over 60 patients do come to Badkule Health Post for treatment everyday and the number has gone up of late.
Dry cough, tonsillitis, headache, sweating and limbs pain are the common systems of the patients.
A team of health assistants led by lab technician Krishna Bahadur Khatri has been deployed to the epidemic site, said Chief of District Health Post Ram Bahadur Nepali.