CHITWAN, Aug 19: Chitwan district has recorded increasing cases of dengue infection. According to the District Health Office, 108 people were infected with dengue disease from July 17 to August 18.
The cases were detected in the course of conducting tests among 1,164 persons at different hospitals in the district, said Information Officer at the District Health Office, Ram KC.
Of them, a person succumbed to dengue infection in the district. Of the infected, 60 are from Chitwan district and 37 from other districts, while the identity of 11 people has not been ascertained.
Dengue was detected on 3,324 people while conducting 14,728 tests at different hospitals in the district in the fiscal year 2079/80 BS.
Of them, 2,306 people were residents of Chitwan, 695 were from other districts and the identity of 323 is yet to be ascertained, he added. Four people of Chitwan district had lost their lives to dengue last year. Headache, fever, joint and muscle pain, and vomiting are some symptoms of the dengue disease caused by mosquito bites.