Kathmandu, Nepal, October 27, 2023: Dengue, a disease of viral infection that used to be transmitted to humans through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes, has claimed 20 lives so far this yearin Nepal.
According to a situation report released by the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD), a total of 41,857 cases of dengue have been identified so far in 76 districts.
Koishi Province recorded highest number of dengue cases followed by the Gandaki Province. According to the EDCD, 57.6 percent dengue cases have been reported in Koshi Province while the Gandaki Province recorded 23.4 per cent.
Similarly, 12.4 per cent cases recorded in Bagmati Province, 3.1 per cent in Sudurpaschim Province, 1.8 per cent in Lumbini Province, 1.4 per cent in Madhes Province) and 0.4 per cent in Karnali Province since January 1, 2023.
The eleven districts, which have recorded more than 500 cases, include Sunsari, Tanahun, Jhapa, Dhangadi, Morang, Kaski, Kathmandu, Dhankuta, Sankhuwasabha, Kailali and Gorkha.