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.
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.