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Dengue in Nepal: 38 dead, over 28,000 infected in 2.5 months

A dengue patient at Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital. Photo: Aryan Dhimal Denue in Nepal
A dengue patient at Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital. Photo: Aryan Dhimal

Kathmandu, September 29

The government says at least 28 people had died of dengue in Nepal in the past two and a half months. Likewise, over 28,000 people have been infected in the period.

Just on Thursday, the Ministry of Health and Population recorded two deaths and 540 new infection cases.

As the case count since mid-July 2022 has hit 28,109, all districts except Mustang have at least one case. The Kathmandu valley has emerged as the most critical hotspot.

The government has been saying that it has been making efforts to control the spread of a particular mosquito species that infects the disease. However, the results seem dismal.

Even, the outbreak of dengue in Nepal has reached the international level as one global organisation has recently urged the government to take more effective measures.

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