Two Kala-azar cases found in Jhapa


Jhapa, April 3: Two new cases of Kala-azar have been confirmed in Jhapa, a district in the Terai region of Koshi Province. Similar cases have been reported in previous years as well.

The Health Office in Jhapa has confirmed that the infections were reported in Birtamod Municipality-5 and Shibashatakshi Municipality. Following illness, they visited the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences and were diagnosed with the infections. Both the infected are males. 

The Public Health Office Jhapa is currently undertaking efforts to raise public awareness about Kala-azar and its prevention measures, while also actively searching for potential cases. These efforts are being carried out in collaboration with local representatives, women's health volunteers, and other relevant stakeholders. Kala-azar (black fever) can be fatal if left untreated.

Kala-azar is a parasitic disease transmitted through the bite of infected female sandflies.(RSS)

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