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Kathmandu at high risk of dengue

Kathmandu, 17 June:With soaring temperature and humidity serving as a fertile ground for mosquitoes, health practitioners have warned that Kathmandu is highly prone to dengue fever.

Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital on Sunday discharged a dengue patient and the doctors fear a dengue outbreak in the capital city as it is a transit point of migration.

According to The Himalayan Times daily, Epidemiology and Disease Control Division says that Kathmandu is at risk because people from dengue-affected areas can come to the capital by air or bus in, a short period. According to EDCD, 16 dengue cases were reported from Thulobharyang, Kathmandu in 2018. This disease was seen in only one patient in the city in 2017. The number of patients suffering from dengue in the capital was five in 2016.

People’s News Monitoring Service

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