THE WEEK IN PICTURES

September 28, 2019 18:40 pm

The Week in Pictures for the week September 22-28, 2019.

DADELDHURA, Sept 27: Schools in Amargadhi Municipality are carrying out awareness programs on dengue as the virus has spread almost across the country except in a few mountainous districts.

DHANGADHI, Sept 21: Dhaniram Sadgawa Chaudhary, 39, of Sadhepani in Ghodaghodi Municipality-2 is receiving treatment for dengue at Nisarga Hospital in Dhangadhi.

Dealing with dengue

September 20, 2019 10:36 am

Over the past few weeks, the rise in the number of dengue patients has been alarming to say the least. According to Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, over 5000 people across the country have tested positive for dengue till date. In Kathmandu, over half of the people visiting the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital are found to be suffering from dengue. What makes matters worse is that the incessant rainfall the capital is witnessing at the moment is believed to bring about a further surge in dengue causing mosquitoes.

POKHARA, Sept 18: Tourism entrepreneurs in Pokhara are worried about the spread of dengue in the city during the peak tourist season. The entrepreneurs' nightmare has turned into reality after some foreign tourists cancelled their Pokhara visit in view of the rising cases of dengue. Businesspersons have urged the government to take adequate measures against dengue to make the people feel safe. They have also asked the media not to leave the people panicked by 'misinforming about the disease'.

DAMAK, Sept 18: Dengue virus which entered Nepal for the first time in 2004 through an infected foreigner has now affected more than 5,000 people across the country.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC) under the Ministry of Health has clarified that it has already carried out adequate research on dengue.

Sept 16: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

September 16, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: National Information Commission on Monday has urged the government to make necessary arrangements regarding the dissemination of information to the public about preventive measures against the pandemic of dengue disease.

JHAPA, Sept 16: Dengue that was seen in Jhapa district three months back has not yet come under control.

If dengue was a person fighting for a cause it could have easily been described as a long march to Kathmandu in a bid to seek national validation. Dengue has done well to showcase that we have been arrogant and oblivious of its ability to infect people in thousands and even claim precious lives.

POKHARA, Sept 13: Dengue patients have been found in all districts of the Gandaki Province except for the mountain district of Mustang. Although a dengue patient has been found in Mustang's neighboring district Manang, officials at the Western Regional Health Directorate said the patient had reached there from another district.

Sept 11: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

September 11, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: The main opposition party Nepali Congress has urged the government to declare the state of emergency in the health sector citing pandemic of dengue has gone out of control.

BIRATNAGAR, Sept 10: Twelve people infected with dengue have been receiving treatment at Biratnagar-based Provincial (Koshi) Hospital, informed hospital administration.

CHITWAN, Sept 9: Five hundred dengue test kits have been donated to the Bharatpur Hospital when the disease is taking an epidemic turn in several parts of the country.

Sept 9: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

September 9, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

Community mobilization is the key

September 9, 2019 01:05 am

Over the past few months, dengue outbreak has been of concern in many districts of Nepal. More than 4,500 people have been infected with dengue virus till the end of August. Deaths are being reported.  People are starting to panic, as authorities appear helpless in controlling the outbreak. The outbreak in Kathmandu is likely to get worse, as the city is densely populated and unorganized.

Sept 8: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

September 8, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

Combating dengue

September 8, 2019 01:25 am

First it was only in hot and humid regions of the plains. So Kathmandu did not feel the heat of the attack. Then it was reported from Dharan, a hill town in eastern Nepal. Kathmandu was alarmed but did not do much to nip the problem in the bud. Now it’s here, in Kathmandu, the capital city.

BAGLUNG, Sept 7: The District Health Office here has launched a 'search and destroy' campaign to ward off dengue.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: While the country struggles with its biggest ever dengue outbreak, Health Minister Upendra Yadav has been out of country since Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Agriculture and Livestock Development Minister Chakrapani Khanal has been hospitalized after being diagnosed with dengue, a mosquito-borne disease which has been spreading like wildfire across the country.

Sept 5: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

September 5, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Agriculture Minister Chakrapani Khanal has been admitted to Grande International Hospital in the capital after suffering from Dengue, sources said.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Agriculture Minister Chakrapani Khanal has been admitted to Grande International Hospital in the capital after suffering from Dengue, sources said.

Dengue making its way uphill

September 4, 2019 07:55 am

BIRENDRANAGAR, Sept 4: Dengue, which was common only in the tarai plains in the past, has started to surface in the hills also. According to Dr Kiran KC of the Karnali provincial hospital, the situation is not alarming for now, but precautionary measures need to be taken against mosquito bites.

Rally against dengue

September 3, 2019 20:00 pm

Bhaktapur Municipality and Nepal Scout Bhaktapur collaboratively organized a rally to create awareness about Dengue in Bhaktapur on Saturday.

Dengue 'out of control' in Pokhara

September 1, 2019 05:30 am

POKHARA, Sep1: As many as 439 people have been affected by Dengue in Pokhara and more are in the counting, according to the public health office of Kaski.

TANAHU, Aug 31: Nine people have been affected with dengue in Tanahu district, the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division said.

Beware of dengue

August 31, 2019 00:05 am

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.

CHITWAN, Aug 28: Three persons died of dengue and scrub typhus since mid-July this year in the district. According to the District Health Office, Chitwan, of the deceased, two are from Chitwan and one from Rautahat.

BIRATNAGAR, Aug 27: An emergency ward at Biratnagar-based Koshi Hospital in Morang has experienced an increasing flow of viral fever patients.

Aug 24: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

August 24, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

CHITWAN, Aug 24: The shortage of dengue test kits here has hindered the medical interventions against the disease.

KATHMANDU, AUG 24: As the fear of dengue spreads in Kathmandu, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is planning to launch sanitation and cleanliness campaign. Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH) at Teku has witnessed at least 42 dengue patients since April.

CHITWAN, Aug 22: One hundred and six people have been found infected with dengue in Chitwan district in one month.

UDAYAPUR, Aug 19: Dengue, a vector-borne viral infection, has spread in Terai area of Udayapur district during the past couple of weeks.

POKHARA, Aug 18: The tourist city of Pokhara has also come under the grip of dengue. In just two weeks, Pokhara has recorded 79 dengue cases. The disease which has already infected over 3,200 people in Sunsari district over the past three months was detected in Pokhara on August 1.

ITAHARI, Aug 17: Altogether 3,266 dengue cases have been recorded in Sunsari district over the past three months and 3,173 were from Dharan alone. But only one person has died from the disease so far.

HETAUDA, Aug 14: With the dengue outbreak turning to an epidemic in Hetauda, the capital city of State-3, a 'search and destroy' campaign has been scaled up to check the life-threatening viral.

Katari town reports two dengue cases

August 13, 2019 07:06 am

UDAYAPUR, Aug 13: Nilam Khadka, 24, and Chitra Bahadur Dahal, 43, of Katari Municipality-3, Udayapur have been found infected with dengue. The district’s Katari Hospital said these are among the rarest cases in the district.

One dies of Dengue in Khotang

August 9, 2019 04:30 am

KHOTANG, Aug 9: Jeet Bahadur Rohila, 36, of Damarkhu Shivalaya Rural Municipality-4, Khotang, has died of dengue fever.

HETAUDA, Aug 7: Sixty-two people of Hetauda sub-metropolitan city have fallen sick due to dengue fever. The number of patients was recorded from July 17 to August 7.

DHARAN, August 7: Government's attention has been drawn towards an epidemic of dengue in Dharan of Sunsari. Speaking in a zero hour of the House of Representatives today, lawmaker Meena Subba apprised the session that each house in the town had dengue patients and two women had so far succumbed to a dengue fever which is caused a virus that spreads through mosquito bites.

INARUWA, Aug 4: Although it was declared some days back that dengue was brought under control here, seven persons from the same family have been found suffering from dengue at Inaruwa-4 of Sunsari, according to Inaruwa municipality.

DHAKA, July 31:  Bangladesh is facing its worst-ever dengue fever outbreak as hospitals are flooded with patients, putting a severe strain on the country’s already overwhelmed medical system.

One dies of dengue in Jhapa

June 30, 2019 17:56 pm

DAMAK, June 30: A 14-year-old boy died of dengue in Jhapa on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Rijan Rai.

BIRATNAGAR, June 23: After infecting hundreds of people in Dharan, the dengue outbreak has started spreading aggressively in other parts of eastern Tarai including Biratnagar, the capital of Province 1.

Keeping dengue at bay

June 23, 2019 01:25 am

On May 24, a 29-years old lady visited Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH) for medical and laboratory tests after she was diagnosed of dengue in Dharan. STIDH’s test confirmed dengue. She had developed high fever, nausea, severe joint pain, rash, body ache but there was no history of pain behind the eyes. She said that several others in her town had showed similar symptoms. This was the first observation of beginning of dengue outbreak in Dharan.