Monday, 18 January 2021 01:23 AM
August 27, 2019 01:40 PM NPT
BIRATNAGAR, Aug 27: An emergency ward at Biratnagar-based Koshi Hospital in Morang has experienced an increasing flow of viral fever patients.
Hospital Dr Sangya Gyawali said the fever is seasonal and it is due to change in weather.
Over 30 patients visit the hospital daily with complaints of fever, headache and body pain and vomiting: the symptoms of viral fever and these are similar to that of dengue fever.
The data of the past two months shows the hospital treated over 25,000 people for viral fever in this period. They were from both urban and rural areas of Morang and Sunsari district.
Doctors have advised people to wear a mask, stay away from the crowd, take plenty of fluid and give special attention to sanitation and hygiene to keep the disease at bay.
Of them, 40 were diagnosed with dengue fever and provided treatment. The hospital has no issue of dengue test kit shortage.
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