Measles outbreak in Doti

Dipayal, July 8:

An outbreak of measles has spread to different wards in eastern part of Kadamadau village development committee in the far-western regional hilly district of Doti for the past two weeks.

More than 50 children in Ward No 9 of the VDC have been suffering from the disease, said Mansari Devi Kathayat, who reached the district headquarters Silgadhi, to treat her kids.

The disease has hit hard the infants, Kathayat said, adding that at least 35 children were affected within a week.

The local health post has been running short of medicine to cure the disease, forcing the guardians to visit the district hospital, Silgadhi, and Dipayal, said Dhauli Devi Kathayat, another local. The measles outbreak was also seen in Rajpur. Head of the Doti district hospital Mahendra Shrestha said a team of health workers would be sent to the affected areas soon.