Kanchanpur district has witnessed increasing risk of dengue virus outbreak.
According to the District Health Office, four out of 20 tested were diagnosed with dengue in Dodhara-Chadani Municipality last week.
Chief at the District Health Jaya Bahadur Mahara said that four India returnees were detected with dengue. “Three men and a woman were diagnosed with dengue”, he said, adding, “The dengue-infected men had returned from India while the father and brother of the infected woman were also India returnees”.
Dodhara-Chadani is the territory of Nepal sharing an open border with India. Chances of dengue transmission are high here due to frequent mobility of the people across the border.
Dengue is transmitted through the bites of Aedes Argypti and Aedes albopictus.
Despite the rise in the cases, the health facilities here have come across a shortage of testing kits, the office sources said.
Medical Superintendent of Mahakali Province Hospital, Dr Arjun Bhatta said the number of patients of Malaria and dengue has increased in the hospital of late. “There is an immoderate rise of patients with viral fever in the hospital”, he said.