Nepal ends 2022 with 54784 dengue cases, 88 deaths


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Nepalese health authorities reported a total of 54,784 cases of dengue fever in 2022. This is an increase of 10,000 percent compared to 2021 when 540 cases were reported.

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Bagmati District has the highest number (42,428) followed by Lumbini District (5,037), District-1 (2,309), according to data from the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD).

Kathmandu province has seen the most cases (14,375), followed by Lalitpur (9,614), Bhaktapur (6,145) and Makawanpur (5,837).

88 deaths due to dengue fever were reported in 2022 in Nepal.

Dengue is a viral infection transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito.
Dengue is widespread throughout the tropics, with local variations in risk influenced by climatic parameters as well as social and environmental factors. Dengue is caused by a virus of the Flaviviridae family, and there are four distinct but closely related serotypes of the virus that causes dengue (DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, and DENV-4).

All four dengue serotypes are present in Nepal, with DENV-1 and 2 historically contributing to the greatest burden, according to the EDCD.

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