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Monday, September 30, 2013

Nepal : 13 dengue patients in Jhapa

Via The Himalayan Times :

" As many as 13 dengue patients are confirmed in different parts of Jhapa, a district of eastern Nepal. The cases of dengue fever have been confirmed at Birtamod, Charpane, and Shanischare, according to the District Public Health Office, Jhapa.

Dengue is an infectious disease which is transmitted by female mosquitoes named Aedes aegypti. The office has deputed a team of technicians to the affected areas to create public awareness on the disease and ways of preventing it, Office Chief Chandra Dev Mehata said.

Rashes, severe joint and muscle ache, fever, headache and backache are the symptoms of dengue. However, no patients have died so far and most of them have returned home after treatment, the office said."

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