KAVREPALANCHOWK, July 18: Three dengue cases have been spotted in Kavrepalanchok district after three years, according to health workers. A 68-year-old man of Panauti Municipality-5 in the district infected with the dengue virus has been receiving treatment at Dhulikhel Hospital for the past two days, said Purushottam Timalsina, chief of the health section at Panauti. His health is improving, he added.
Similarly, a man infected with the virus from Dhulikhel is under treatment, said the district health office, Dhulikhel. Two weeks ago, a dengue case in Panchkhal was also reported.
Following this, a joint team from the district health office and the municipal health office is today scheduled to reach the source of the infection, destroy mosquito eggs and larva under the 'search and destroy campaign’, he said. "We have taken the disease occurrence very seriously. Efforts are on to control it," said Dr Purushottam Sedhain, chief of the district health office.