KATHMANDU: A total of 1,473 people from 30 districts have been infected with dengue virus in the past five months, up by multiple folds the figure during the same period last year, said a report by the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division under the Department of Health Services.
Last year a total of 134 people from 31 districts were found to have suffered from the disease while the figure reached 785 in the fiscal year 2070�71 and 302 in the FY 2071-072.
Chitwan district has the highest figure of infected with 675, the report said.
Likewise, Jhapa has 394 infected people while Rupandehi 148. The disease has also been detected in districts like Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Makawanpur, Banke, Bardiya, Surkhet, Kailali, Morang, Dang, Sarlahi, Parsa, Nawalparasi, Dhading, Kapilvastu, Bara, Kanchanpur, Mahottari, Kavrepalanchok, Saptari, Kaski, Syangja, Baglung, Kalikot, Rukum, Sunsari, Pyuthan and Baitadi, the report said.
Vector Control Inspector of the division Uttamraj Pyakurel attributed to the prolonged monsoon this year that increase the number of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes for the increased number of people infected with the disease.
He said one person died from the disease in Chitwan this year while two persons died from the disease each in Dang and Chitwan last year. RSS
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