Dengue claims 17 lives in Koshi; 30,000 plus infected


Jhapa, Sept 27: As many as 17 people have lost their lives to dengue and 30,330 people infected in the Koshi province since last mid-July.    

Sunsari district has witnessed the highest number of dengue infection cases. Some 13 people died due to dengue infection and 19,432 people infected in the district since last mid-July, informed Public Health Officer of Koshi Province Health Directorate Dhankuta, Bibechana Chamlagain.    

Dengue infection has broken out in all 14 districts of the Koshi province. According to him, Morang has witnessed 4,242 cases of dengue infection while one person died of the contagion. As many as 2,964 people have tested positive for dengue infection and two people have so far lost their lives in Jhapa. Likewise, one person also died due to dengue infection in Udayapur.  

Dengue-infected patients are undergoing treatment tin Sunsari-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences and private and public hospitals in other districts.    

Terhathum district now has 211 infected patients, Panchthar 338, Ilam 535, Udayapur 816, Dhankuta 432. Bhojpur 331, Sankhuwasabha 867, Okhaldhunga 40, Taplejung 33 and Khotang 45 and Solukhumbu 20.    

With the outbreak of dengue infection, all local governments in the province have started anti-dengue campaign. However, dengue infection has been on the rise in the province. (RSS)    

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