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Beware of dengue

Published On: August 31, 2019 12:05 AM NPT By: Binod Rayamajhee/Alaka Bhandari

Dengue, also nicknamed breakbone fever and now emerging as a serious public health threat to Nepal, is a viral disease caused by virus belonging to Flaviviridae family closely related to four different serotypes—DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3 and DEN-4. That’s why an individual can be infected with a dengue virus as many as four times in her or his lifetime.