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Koshi Hospital treats over 2,500 viral fever patients, 60 with dengue in two months


BIRATNAGAR: An emergency ward at Biratnagar-based Koshi Hospital in Morang has experienced an increasing flow of viral fever patients.
Hospital Dr Sangya Gyawali said the fever is seasonal and it is due to change in weather.
Over 30 patients visit the hospital daily with complains of fever, headache and body pain and vomiting: the symptoms of viral fever and these are similar to that of dengue fever.
The data of past two months shows the hospital treated over 25,000 people for viral fever in this period. They were from both urban and rural areas of Morang and Sunsari district.
Doctors have advised people to wear mask, stay away from the crowd, take plenty of fluid and give special attention to sanitation and hygiene to keep the disease at bay.
Of them, 40 were diagnosed with dengue fever and provided treatment. The hospital has no issue of dengue test kit shortage.
Dengue is the disease which is transmitted to humans from the bite of mosquito called Aedes agegypti and to prevent its proliferation is the most effective way to stay safe from the disease.
Besides, wearing clothes largely covering the body while making movements outside home during daytime, staying away from the crowd, sleeping under mosquito nets and limiting exposure to mosquitoes would help protect from the disease transmission, doctors said.

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