KATHMANDU, July 6: The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) has revealed that dengue infections have surged to over 1,000 cases within a month since the onset of monsoon. Sadly, one fatality due to dengue was reported in Sunsari last week. It is noteworthy that Sunsari experienced a widespread dengue outbreak last year as well.

Can mosquitoes spread the coronavirus?

August 27, 2020 07:47 am

No. While mosquitoes can spread some diseases, most notably malaria, experts say COVID-19 is not among them.

They still bite, but new research shows lab-grown mosquitoes are fighting dangerous dengue fever that they normally would spread.

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.

LO-MANTHANG, Sept 9: Flies and mosquitoes were alien to the highlands of upper Mustang until some time ago. These days, the sighting of the insects has become quite common in the settlements of Lo Manthang, which lies 3800 meters above the sea level.

US researchers genetically modify mosquitoes making females less likely to spread diseases like dengue and Zika.

Mosquitoes of Janakpur

November 19, 2016 00:35 am

The city of Janakpur is perhaps the dirtiest place in NepalĀ and perhaps even in the whole of the Indian subcontinent