Dengue kills 20, more than 16,000 infected

Published On: September 19, 2022 05:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: The number of dengue-infected people has been on the rise in Nepal of late. According to the data of the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, 20 people have died of dengue till Sept 18.

According to the data so far, the number of dengue-infected people has reached 16,587. Among them, the number of infected people is the highest in Lalitpur district.

The number of infected is 4,603 in Lalitpur, 4,454 in Kathmandu, and 713 in Bhaktapur.

Outside the valley, Makwanpur has seen the highest number of infections at 1,597. Similarly, 994 people have been infected in Dang, 659 in Rupandehi, 410 in Chitwan, 292 in Gulmi, 188 in Darchula and 152 in Kavre. The number of infected in other districts is less than 100 according to the statistics of the division.

Health experts have said that the number of dengue infections may increase for a few more months. As the main way to avoid dengue is to avoid mosquito bites, experts suggest to keep the environment around the residence clean, prevent collection of water around homes and take personal precautions.


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