Chitwan Dengue coming under Control: DPHOThe dengue outbreak in Chitwan is slowly getting under control, according the District Public Health Office (DPHO).
The dengue outbreak in Chitwan is slowly getting under control, according the District Public Health Office (DPHO).
Ram Kumar KC, the DPHO vector control supervisor, said the rate of incidence of the disease has started going down compared to the previous three months.
He said the infection rate has decreased since the second week of the Nepali month of Kartik. “Cases of dengue are still being diagnosed, but not quite like we had witnessed in the last three months. It is necessary for the locals to observe alertness against the disease,” KC said.
KC attributed the decrease in the incidence of dengue to the onset of autumn and the end of the rainy season as the Aedes aegypti, the mosquito which transmits the disease, breeds in rainy season.
Dengue infection rate is low during winter. The DPHO, Chitwan, stated that so far 519 people have been affected by dengue in the district in the last three months.