Nepal dengue case count tops 50K for 2022

November 12, 2022

NewsDesk @bactiman63

Nepal’s Epidemiology and Disease Control Division reported on November 9 that the cumulative total of dengue fever cases have reached 51,177, a 9377% increase compared to 2021 when Nepal reported 540 total dengue cases.

Bagmati province reported the highest number of cases (39624), followed by Lumbini province (4918) and Province-1 (2085).

Kathmandu district saw the most cases (13787), followed by Lalitpur (9522), Bhaktapur (5489) and Makawanpur (5347).

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57 deaths due to dengue have been reported to date.

In Nepal, dengue is a rapidly emerging disease. A vector surveillance conducted in three districts:
Dang, Lalitpur and Kathmandu has demonstrated presence of the vector Aedes aegypti and Aedes
albopictus. All 4 dengue serotypes exist in Nepal, with DENV-1 and 2 historically contributing the
highest burden.


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