Flu takes one more life in Jajarkot; toll climbs to 14A 60-year-old man died of suspected viral influenza at Junichande Rural Municipality in Jajarkot on Sunday. With this the death toll caused by viral flu in Junichande has reached 14 in the past three weeks.
A 60-year-old man died of suspected viral influenza at Junichande Rural Municipality in Jajarkot on Sunday. With this the death toll caused by viral flu in Junichande has reached 14 in the past three weeks.
Ward Chairman Ram Bahadur Nepali said Tul Bahadur Khadka of Junichande-2 died for want of treatment on Sunday. Khadka had been suffering from viral flu for the past four days.
Health workers from the government health facilities have been providing treatment in the affected area. A team of consultant doctors has also been mobilised to assist in the treatment.
Dr Pawan Shakya said the spread of the disease is gradually coming under control as there has been a drop in the number of patients visiting the local health facilities for treatment. A total of 150 villagers visited the health camps at Badkule and Bhairav Secondary School on Sunday for treatment.
Only around 20 of them were patients of viral fever, Dr Shakya said.
The incidence of viral influenza, according to health workers, are high among children and elderly persons.
Chandra Bahadur Shahi, the ward chairman of Junichande-1, said around two dozen children are infected in Badkule Village alone.
Around 1,900 people from the village have received treatment as of Saturday.
It is suspected that contaminated water, lack of nutritious foods and sanitation and cold weather conditions may have caused the outbreak of viral influenza in Junichande.
Meanwhile, various social organisations are preparing to distribute warm clothes to senior citizens and children in the affected area.