In a follow-up on the dengue fever situation in Nepal this year, the country’s Epidemiology and Disease Control Division reports 46,768 dengue cases through October.
Bagmati province has reported the highest number of cases (36441), followed by Lumbini province (4656) and Province-1 (1791).
Out of the top 10 districts reporting dengue cases, the highest numbers of cases are being reported from Kathmandu (13566), Lalitpur (9295), Makwanpur (5045), Bhaktapur (3967), Dang (2203), Chitwan (2180) and Rupandehi (1179).
54 deaths were reported to date.
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Dengue is a viral infection transmitted to humans through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes. Dengue is widespread throughout the tropics, with local variations in risk influenced by climate
parameters as well as social and environmental factors. Dengue is caused by a virus of the Flaviviridae family and there are four distinct, but closely related, serotypes of the virus that cause dengue (DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 and DENV-4).
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