SUDURPASCHIM, Dec 27: The cases of COVID-19 have again emerged in the Sudurpaschim Province. The infection rate was nil until last week, but eight cases have been detected this week.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: Cases of dengue infection have slowed down in September compared to the previous month, according to government data.

Dengue kills 20, more than 16,000 infected

September 19, 2022 17:30 pm

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.

KATHMANDU, August 10: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has revealed that most of the people succumbing to COVID-19 infection in recent days are found to be unvaccinated.

KATHMANDU, August 3: Nepal recorded 915 new cases of COVID-19 along with 301 recoveries and zero death from the virus on Wednesday, according to the latest information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

BAITADI, August 3: Sudurpaschim Province has recorded 50 new cases of coronavirus infections on Tuesday. According to the Sudurpaschim Province Health Directorate, 24 individuals out of 50 infected in the Province are India-returnees.

KATHMANDU, July 19: The graph of COVID-19 has been on the rise for a week. The new cases of COVID-19 that was recorded at 100 on July 10 was almost five times higher on Monday with the country recording 457 new cases.

KATHMANDU, July 12: The coronavirus infection has been on the rise in Nepal for the past two weeks. Out of 3,020 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the virus was confirmed in 168. Of the 3,045 samples tested on Sunday, 121 were confirmed coronavirus positive, 102 were infected on Saturday and 98 were confirmed positive on Friday.

KATHMANDU, July 10: Two persons infected by poisonous Nairobi fly are receiving treatment at Civil Hospital in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, June 8: Infections from ‘Nairobi fly’ have been found in three municipalities of Jhapa district. The victims of the infection are from Mechinagar, Arjundhara and Birtamode municipalities.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The COVID-19 is on an upward trend in Nepal following a rise in India, said the Ministry of Health and Population. The infection rate has now hit six percent while it had reached the lowest 0.5 percent only a few weeks ago, said the Ministry's Joint Secretary Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari.

NEW YORK, Dec 3: The omicron variant of COVID-19, which had been undetected in the U.S. before the middle of this week, had been discovered in at least five states by the end of Thursday, showing yet again how mutations of the virus can circumnavigate the globe with speed and ease.

TOKYO/WASHINGTON, Dec 2: Fears over the impact of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus rose on Thursday after the first case was reported in the United States and the Japanese central bank warned of economic pain as countries respond with tighter containment measures.

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 29: A South African doctor who was one of the first to suspect a different coronavirus strain among patients said on Sunday that symptoms of the Omicron variant were so far mild and could be treated at home.

Nov 28: The new Omicron coronavirus variant - identified first in South Africa, but also detected in Europe and Asia - is raising concern worldwide given the number of mutations, which might help it spread or even evade antibodies from prior infection or vaccination.

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KATHMANDU, April 20: While the Nepal government is administering the second dose of Covishield vaccine to those who had received its first dose earlier from today, news of re-infection of COVID-19 is being reported regularly.

NEW YORK, April 9: Ambulances filled with breathless patients lined up in Brazil as nations around the world set new records Thursday for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections. The disease surged even in some countries that have kept the virus in check.

KATHMANDU, April 4: With the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases in India, the number of infections has also been rising in Nepal since the last two weeks.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Coronavirus infection has been confirmed in a cat for the first time in South Korea.

FRANKFURT, May 4: More than 10 times as many people in Germany have likely been infected with the coronavirus than the number of confirmed cases, researchers from the University of Bonn have concluded from a field trial in one of the worst hit towns.

Trace and test

March 26, 2020 08:36 am

Yet another person has been tested positive of Covid-19 on Wednesday, according to National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) of Ministry of Health, making the number of total positive cases three out of the total tests of 687.  That Nepal has not had to witness fatality so far is a matter of relief but many think that we have negligible positive cases because Nepali health authorities have not tested the people. To test the people, health facilities must have protective gears and test kits as well, which they do not have.  Worldwide, the number of infection is rising. So is the number of deaths too. In this context, Nepali authorities must do at least two vital things to ensure that the pandemic can be contained.   First, trace.  Health authorities need to trace all persons the infected came into contact with and bring them to medical facilities. They should be tested and even if they are found negative they should be put in quarantine depending on the severity of the case.  For the moment, it is crucial to trace the contacts and whereabouts of all those who were in contact with two persons recently tested positive.  And then, having traced them, health authorities should test all of them. Given the speed in which Covid-19 is spreading, health authorities should test every individual who has the symptoms of flu and 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.

Sleep has been underrated as the best medicine to fight off disease say researchers working on a new study. The study titled, “Gαs-Coupled Receptor Signaling and Sleep Regulate Integrin Activation of Human Antigen-Specific T Cells,” was published this week in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

Pneumonia will kill nearly 11 million children under five by 2030, experts warned Monday on a global day aimed at raising awareness of the biggest infectious killer of infants worldwide.

Even a brief exposure to tiny air pollution particles is associated with the development of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) in young children, according to a study, involving more than 100,000 patients.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The National HIV Strategic Plan 2016 – 2021: “Nepal HIVision 2020,” was launched in Kathmandu on World AIDS Day 2016; exactly a year ago. This year, the Government of Nepal has launched three more flagship documents: ‘National HIV Testing and Treatment Guidelines 2017’, 'National Community-Led HIV Testing Guidelines 2017’, and ‘National Consolidated Guidelines on Strategic Information of the HIV response in Nepal’.

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 26: Two inmates of Morang jail, who fell ill, died while undergoing treatment at a local hospital on Wednesday.

DHADING, Oct 6: Cases of dengue infection have steadily gone up in Dhading since the past two weeks. As of now, 27 cases of dengue have been detected in the district by local clinics and the district hospital.

Mahottari, Oct 4: The District Public Health Office (DPHO), Mahottari has launched a campaign aimed at preventing dengue virus infection in the district.

POKHARA/SYANGJA, Aug 21: Despite some measures taken to control H1N1 Influenza 'A' virus, commonly known as swine flu, Kaski and Syangja districts are still facing problems to control the virus.

MANILA, August 1: The Philippines has registered the fastest-growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Asia-Pacific in the past six years with a 140-percent increase in the number of new infections, the health ministry and the United Nations said on Tuesday.

LONDON, June 21: Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, has been admitted to hospital with an infection and will miss the formal opening of parliament but he remains in "good spirits", a spokesman for Buckingham Palace said.

LONDON, April 26:  British pop icon Elton John contracted a "potentially deadly" infection while on tour which saw him spend two nights in intensive care and has forced shows to be cancelled.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: More than 85 per cent of the total HIV infection in the country has been found transmitted from unprotected sex, a study by the National Centre or AIDS and STD Control (NCASC) revealed.

CHITWAN, Sept 17: As many as 205 people in Chitwan district have been directly affected from scrub typhus infection which was first spotted some five months ago.