27 succumb to dengue in Bagmati province
KATHMANDU: Bagmati Province recorded 42,459 dengue patients in the current fiscal year. Of them, 27 lost their lives.
The highest number of dengue patients was found in Kathmandu which was 14,500 while the least number of dengue patients was in Rasuwa, according to Bagmati Province’s Health Ministry.
Junior Entomologist of Vector Borne Disease Research and Training Centre, Hetauda, Deepak Kumar Shah said a study was carried out from March 24- May 1, 2023, and 1,623 pots filled with water of 547 households were checked.
Of the 1,623 pots, the virus of mosquito spreading dengue disease was found on 170 pots of 133 households.
As per the study, the highest amount of dengue virus was found in thrown-away tires while second in drinking water tanks.
The dengue virus was also found in water jars, drums, water bottles and refrigerators.
There is a situation to remain more alert as the dengue virus was also found even in refrigerators.