Lab to test dengue fever

Kathmandu, October 8:

Dengue fever, which has killed more than 60 people in the Indian capital and affected over 6,000, can now be diagnosed in Nepal, said the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) today. It said NRL is well equipped to diagnose dengue viral at it’s laboratory in Baneshwor. The laboratory can furnish the result after 20 hours of the diagnosis. The fever caused by mosquito bite is common during summer and rainy seasons in the Terai region, said Chintamani Sharma, of the NRL. High temperature, pain in muscles and joints, vomiting and dizziness are the symptoms of dengue. The virus can be prevented by maintaining cleanliness and staying away from garbage, contaminated water.