BUTWAL: Measles epidemic has claimed the life of three children in one village of Marchawar in the southern part of Rupandehi district.
The children died from Monday to Wednesday from measles in Ganeshpur village of Karauta VDC-3 in the area. According to Assistant Health Worker Ghanalal Aryal, the three died and 38 are affected. Those who died are Sunny Dewal, 3, Nandani Kewat, 3, and Sahabir Dhuniya, 2.
The symptoms are fever, and small rashes on the skin. This is caused by a kind of virus and there is no treatment of measles except for vaccine and treatment as per the symptoms.
Those who died and all those infected are children who had received vaccines against measles. Vaccine Officer of District Public Health Office Om Prakash Panthi said although they could not go to the site because of Banda, the sub-health post has been assigned for the same.