Nepal | January 19, 2021

Peril of dengue continues; Jhapa health workers taken ill

Rastriya Samachar Samiti
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Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen at the Laboratory of Entomology and Ecology of the Dengue Branch of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on March 6, 2016. Photo: Reuters

SURUNGA: As many as 60 persons have fallen ill due to dengue fever in Damak of Jhapa district.

The dengue fever has spread to 60 individuals including three health workers and a journalist as of Sunday, District Public Health Office, Jhapa said.

The data shows that Damak-based Life Line Hospital’s Medical Superintendent, Dr Tilak Chandra Sah, and two other health workers at the Advance Health Care in Damak have been contaminated with the mosquito-borne disease.

The dengue fever has also taken hold of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Jhapa Joint Secretary, Gopal Jhapali, whereas CPN-UML Damak Town Secretary, Indra Gurung, is currently undergoing treatment at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan of the same disease.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has dispatched a medical team comprising Dr Yug Chandra Ghimire and lab technician Dabal Bahadur BC, to Jhapa to control the spread of dengue fever.

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