Kanti Children's Hospital. Photo: THT/File
Kathmandu, May 6 Eight acute jaundice cases were reported from Kanti Children’s Hospital and the cases are from Kathmandu, Sarlahi, Chitwan, Dolakha and Bhaktapur districts during the period of one week ending April 30. According to a weekly bulletin published by the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, it recorded also seven cases of kala-azar with two from Janakpur Zonal Hospital and one each from Kanti Children’s Hospital, Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, District Hospital Sarlahi, Koshi Zonal Hospital and Lumbini Zonal Hospital. The cases are from Dhanusha, Mahottari, Humla, Rukum, Sarlahi, Morang and Pyuthan districts respectively. Eighty-nine of kala-azar cases have been reported so far this year. As many as 150 cases of kala-azar were reported in 2016. Similarly, as many as 193 cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection have been reported till the 16th epidemiological week of 2017. Cases of SARI reported this week slightly exceed the number reported in the same week last year (169 cases). Among 193 cases, majority of cases are from Morang (23), Jhapa (19), Baitadi (13), Lalitpur (13), Rupandehi (12), Panchthar (11), Dhankuta (8) and Gorkha (7) districts. One death from SARI was reported this week from Kanti Children’s Hospital and the deceased was from Rasuwa district. Twenty-seven deaths from SARI have been reported so far this year compared to 70 in 2016 This information system is hospital-based and is currently operational in 62 hospitals throughout Nepal, said the bulletin. No case of dengue was reported this week. Three cases of dengue have been reported so far this year. According to the bulletin, at least 395 cases of Acute Gastro-Enteritis are reported so far this year. Among 395 cases, most cases are from Kanchanpur (58), Achham (35), Kathmandu (24), Kapilvastu (23), Dhanusha (21), Jhapa (21), Rupandehi (21), Makwanpur (16), Kaski (12), Dang (10) and Gorkha (8) districts. The number of AGE cases reported in 16th week this year did not exceed the number of cases reported in the same week last year (501). No death from AGE was reported this week. Three deaths from AGE have been reported so far this year compared to 13 in 2016.