Dengue in Nepal: Country reports alarming rise in dengue cases

As many as 32 deaths have been reported in the past two and a half months. The fever has already been reported in 76 districts out of 77 districts of the country.

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Kathmandu: At least 32 people have succumbed to dengue in the past two and a half months in Nepal, according to the Health Ministry.

The spread of dengue fever continues in Nepal as the disease has been reported in 76 districts–out of 77. As of Monday, Nepal has reported a total of 25,543 dengue cases–and the number is still rising.

According to the Ministry, Bagmati Province is the most affected with 19,910 cases, followed by Lumbini and Sudur Paschim Province with 2,887 and 804 cases.

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Likewise, Province 1 has reported 775 cases, while Madhesh and Karnali Provinces have reported 380 and 231 cases, respectively.

As the number of dengue cases has seen a spurt rise, the Health Ministry has requested all and everyone to be cautious.

In the meantime, the Health Ministry is preparing to declare dengue an epidemic.