Kathmandu: More than 5,000 people have been infected with dengue in the country. Sunsari district alone has more than half of them, according to Epidemiology and Disease Control Division. Division Director Rudra Prasad Marasini informed that country recorded the dengue infection among a total of 5,688 persons since last January. Among them, Sunsari district alone recorded 3,486 dengue cases.
It has been raining continuously for some days and people have not paid attention to sanitation, thereby contributing to alarming rise of dengue spread, Marasini said. Until a week ago, there were only 4,619 dengue cases in Nepal but it ratcheted up quickly within a week reaching 5,688.
Ten most affected districts include Sunsari, Dhading, Kaski, Darchula, Kathmandu, Sankhuwasabha, Myagdi, Morang, Kanchanpur and Jhapa. Sunsari alone has 3,486 cases while Kathmandu 96 and Jhapa 56. The Koshi Province is the most affected one with 3,821 dengue cases while Madhes Province has least number, 26. Four persons have lost lives to dengue fever since last January in Nepal.