Cases of dengue infection are increasing recently, coinciding with the onset of the monsoon season. Within a week, over 1,000 dengue patients have been identified. As of July 17, a total of 2,930 individuals have been infected with dengue, compared to 1,337 cases reported by July 13.

Rudra Prasad Marasini, Director of the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, reported a significant surge in infection rates over the past week. He attributed this rise to the lack of proper attention to sanitation caused by continuous rainfall, leading to a daily increase in infection cases.

Director Marasini further explained that the quantity of mosquito larvae has been increasing along with the rise in rainfall incidents, contributing to the escalating infection numbers.

The Division highlighted that 10 districts accounted for the majority of the infections, with 82 percent of cases reported in these areas. Sunsari district had the highest number of dengue cases with 1,571, followed by Dhading with 256 cases, Darchula with 188 instances, Kaski with 149 cases, Sankhuwasabha with 58 cases, Kathmandu with 46 cases, Kanchanpur with 39 instances, Bhaktapur with 36 cases, Myagdi with 35 cases, and Jhapa with 32 cases.

Among the provinces, Koshi Province has recorded the highest number of infections with 1,746 cases, followed by Bagmati Province with 468 cases, Sudurpaschim Province with 279 cases, Gandaki Province with 269 cases, Lumbini Province with 134 cases, Karnali Province with 18 cases, and Madesh Province with 16 cases.


With inputs from RSS.