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Cases of influenza-like illness increasing in valley

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Kathmandu, September 18

The number people suffering from influenza-like illness is increasing in Kathmandu valley.

Coordinator of Clinical Research Unit at Sukraraj Tropical Infectious Disease Hospital Dr Sher Bahadur Pun said the symptoms commonly include fever, shivering, dry cough, loss of appetite, body aches and nausea.

“I have been treating dozens of patients with ILI syndrome at the hospital,” said Dr Pun. Due to unfavourable climatic conditions, cases of ILI is increasing. Flow of patients with such symptoms has increased in other central hospitals also.

“This virus gets active in winter season too so there are high chances of increase in the number of ILI patients,” said Dr Pun, adding that people had to take care of their personal hygiene and go for vaccines against flu on time.

“Especially, I advise elderly people to be more careful about ILI symptoms. If they see any symptoms of ILI, they have to consult doctors immediately,” said Dr Pun.

Adults with such symptoms can recover soon, but elderly people cannot, he added.


A version of this article appears in print on August 19, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.


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