Nepal witnesses alarming rise in dengue cases; number doubles in week

Sep 06, 2019

Kathmandu (Nepal), Sep 06 (ANI): At least three people have been killed as a result of dengue in various parts of Nepal and the number of those affected by the vector-borne disease has also been doubled within a week. As per the record provided by the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division under the Department of Health, a number of infected with dengue were 1,537 till last Wednesday but in a week it had doubled nearly by twofold with the number standing at 2,559. Tension and fear have gripped the Nepali capital with an increase in the number of dengue cases. Citizens of Lagan took a sigh of relief on Thursday as insecticides were sprayed in and around their locality. The Kathmandu Metropolitan City have started spraying insecticide with the help of a Korean organisation. The KMC has been carrying out this work especially in alleys and old residential areas of the city where the drainage system is a serious problem.