Extreme Dengue Fever Activity Has Been Reported in Nepal, But Koshi Province Suffers the Most

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Dengue fever activity was reported to be at an elevated level throughout Nepal through the month of July. The situation is worse in Koshi Province. Authorities in charge of public health in Nepal have reported an increase in the prevalence of dengue fever across the country, with over 2,930 suspected cases registered between January 1 and July 15. Did you know that such a result is actually 3.3 times greater than the number of instances that were recorded during the same time period in 2022, which was 885?

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Dengue Fever Alert

In Nepal, dengue fever is endemic, meaning that it is a hazard during the whole year; however, the risk is highest between the months of June and September. Dengue fever was discovered by health officials in about 54,784 occurrences in the year 2022, 540 cases in the year 2021, 530 cases back in 2020, and 17,992 incidents in 2019.

The most afflicted region is Koshi Province, which has a total of 1,746 cases, followed by:

  • Bagmati Province (468 instances)
  • Sudhur Paschim (279 instances)
  • Gandaki Province (269 instances)
  • Lumbini Province (134 instances)

Officials in charge of public health have started a campaign with the goal of persuading all governmental offices to hold a cleaning campaign on their office grounds on a weekly basis. In addition, they are providing the general public with educational tools on how to avoid and control dengue fever.

If you have ever had dengue fever before, it is highly recommended that you discuss the possibility of being vaccinated with your primary care provider. It is important to take precautions against getting bitten by mosquitoes and to get rid of any standing water in the area. Get medical help as soon as possible if you acquire symptoms within two weeks of having been in impacted regions.

The essential information you need to know about dengue fever

Being bitten by a mosquito that is infected is the primary mode of transmission of dengue fever. Dengue fever is characterized by a quick start of fever in addition to at least one of the following symptoms:

  • a severe headache
  • discomfort in the muscles and joints
  • rash
  • acute pain behind the eyes
  • simple bruises
  • and/or bleeding from the nose or gums

There is a possibility of developing a more severe type of dengue fever referred to as dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF). In the event that it is not diagnosed and treated immediately, DHF can be deadly.

A dengue fever vaccination can be obtained in some countries. Typically, symptoms manifest themselves between five and seven days after being bitten, although they might show up to ten days after being exposed.

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