Nepal dengue update: 46,768 dengue cases through October
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in Dengue fever follow up In Nepal this year, the country’s Department of Epidemiology and Disease Control reported 46,768 cases of dengue as of October.
Bagmati County had the highest number of cases (36441), followed by Lumbini County (4,656) and County-1 (1,791).
Among the top 10 provinces reporting dengue cases, the largest number of cases were reported from Kathmandu (13566), Lalitpur (9295), Makwanpur (5045), Bhaktapur (3967), Dang (2203), Chitwan (2180) and Rupandhei (1179).
54 deaths have been reported so far.
Dengue fever is a viral infection transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. Dengue is spread throughout the tropics, with local variations in risk influenced by climate
parameters as well as social and environmental factors. Dengue is caused by a virus of the family Flaviviridae, and there are four distinct but closely related serotypes to the virus that causes dengue (DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, and DENV-4).