Cases of viral influenza A have been detected in Bajura's Budhiganga Municipality.

After students at Dhuralsain Secondary School of Budhiganga Municipality started falling ill due to fever, the health authority here collected swab samples of 14 students and sent them to the Central Laboratory in Kathmandu for test.

According to Deputy Health Coordinator Hasta Khadayat, of the 14 samples, 10 tested positive for viral influenza A. District Health Office Chief Dayakrishna Panta informed that these students tested negative for COVID-19.

A team of health workers led by Mayor Dipak Bikram Shah and Dr Rabi Lamichhane had reached the school to provide treatment after students started falling ill there.

A version of this article appears in the print on April 4, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.