As many as 300 new cases of dengue were detected in a week, according to the Epidemiology and Communicable Disease Control Division of the Department of Health Services.

With the new data, the number of dengue infected exceeded 47,000 in the country with 54 deaths owing to dengue – a record number till date.

The Division said that the number of dengue patients has decreased since mid-October but the risk of dengue will continue until December.

Although cases of dengue have declined significantly amid dipping temperatures, entomologists warn the risks are still there.

They say that a new surge could start once the temperature rises, as nothing has been done to destroy the eggs of infected mosquitoes.

Dengue fever is considered a year-round threat in Nepal, with the highest risk occurring from June through September.