3 die of unknown disease in Udayapur

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UDAYAPUR: An unknown disease claimed three lives at Hardeni VDC in Udayapur district within 10 days.

The deceased have been identified as Sabina Nepali (30), Bhim Kumar Nepali (18) and Ganga Bahadur Pariyar (55) of Hardeni- 2.

Two of them had died in course of treatment at the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences while one died at the Katari Hospital, Duniyala Yadav, Information Officer at the District Health Office, Udayapur said.

The symptoms of the mysterious illness starts from swelling in the throat creating difficulties in respiration followed with swelling of the entire body after which the patients die within three to five days, said local Krishna Prasad Khatri.

A team of two doctors and five health workers have been sent to Hardeni area from the District Hospital to identify and control the spread of disease.