CHITWAN, June 13: Risk of epidemic of Dengue disease in Chitwan district has been increased, say health workers.
The dengue epidemic started spreading in Nepal in 2010 which had claimed lives of around two dozen people in Chitwan district.
Dr Bijay Paudel of the Bharatpur Hospital said that the epidemic could spread this year or even next year. He also urged all to be careful about this.
Releasing a statistics on Wednesday the District Public-Health Office said that 67 dengue patients were found in these 10 months in Chitwan. Of them, one died from the disease.
A woman of Nawalparasi district, who was also infected from meningitis, died while undergoing treatment at Bharatpur Hospital, according to the statistics.
Releasing the statistics from the month of August/September to May/June, Vector Control of the District Public-Health Office, Chitwan, Ram KC said that dengue disease was found on 67 people during blood test of 111 people.
Of them, 42 are from Chitwan district and the remaining are from Nawalparasi, Tanahun, Makwanpur and other districts.
One dengue patient was found in April/May and three in May/June in Chitwan.
Saying the dengue could be spread this year as mercury is rising and rainfall has started, Chief at the District Public-Health Office, Kehar Singh Godar alerted all to observe precautions.
Dr. Paudel said that making surrounding areas of houses clean, not to allow accumulation of water and to be safe from mosquito bite are the important prevention measures of dengue disease as it has no other treatment.
Fever, headache, eye, back, joints and muscles pain and rashes on body are symptoms of the disease.
Advice of doctors should be taken immediately as soon as there is suspicion of the disease.
The dengue disease was seen in one state of South Africa in 1900. After that, the disease was spread in different countries. The disease was seen in Chitwan district in 2004 for the first time.