Saturday, 16 January, 2021

Myagdi reports two more dengue cases 


Myagdi, May 7 : Two dengue cases have been found in Myagdi district on Wednesday, taking the number of dengue cases in the district to seven. Rising dengue cases indicates that this mountainous district was at risk of the tropical disease.    
One person each from Mangalaghat of Beni municipality-7 and from Bharjula of Mangala rural municipality-1 tested positive for the dengue virus on Wednesday, information officer at Beni Hospital, Prakash Subedi, said. Both men have been admitted to hospital for treatment.    
Before this, two men and a woman who had come for a health check-up at the Beni Hospital were found to be infected with this disease.    
According to him, scrub typhus was also found in one patient before this.    
He said Ganesh Tol, Mangalaghat, Bus Park, Paribeni and Bhirmuni areas in Beni bazaar have been identified as high risk area for dengue and the municipality has started a campaign to destroy mosquito larvae in the areas. Dengue is transmitted by mosquito.    
"Dengue cases are being found one after another in the rural areas of the Myagdi district. We also do not have their travel history," he said. According to him, the district is at high risk of dengue with six males and one female found infected with the disease in the last one week.    

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