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Nepal health authorities reported a total of 54,784 dengue cases in 2022. This is more than a 10,000 percent increase compared to 2021 when 540 cases were reported.

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Bagmati province reported the highest number (42428) followed by Lumbini province (5037), Province-1 (2309), according to data from the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD).

Kathmandu district saw the most cases (14375), followed by Lalitpur (9614), Bhaktapur (6145) and Makawanpur (5837).

88 deaths due to dengue were reported in 2022 in Nepal.

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).

All 4 dengue serotypes exist in Nepal, with DENV-1 and 2 historically contributing the highest burden, according to the EDCD.