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Monday, October 25, 2010

Nepal : Dengue shuts school - Students, teacher catch the disease

Via The Himalayan Times :

" CHITWAN: Siddhartha Secondary School at Belchowk in Bharatpur of this district has decided to shut from today for a week in view of a dengue outbreak in the district. Parsuram Poudel, the school’s head teacher, informed that classes said the school administration had taken this decision as dengue was confirmed in some people living around the school.

“The school has called on parents to help conduct a two-day awareness campaign on starting today,” Poudel said. Apart from students, teacher Santosh Poudel is also suffering from dengue. According to the head teacher Poudel, his school will launch a clean-up campaign from Tuesday in coordination with the local Ward Development Committee.

He informed that the school and the Chitwan District Public Health Office are set to go for fogging in the market area to contain the disease."

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