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Dengue outbreak affects more than 7000 people in Nepal

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5496 (Published 04 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5496
  1. Sharan Prakash Sharma
  1. 1Kathmandu

An outbreak of dengue fever in Nepal, which started at the end of August, is spreading rapidly in the country’s central region. Public health officials say that it runs the risk of turning into a major epidemic if prompt action is not taken.

The hardest hit district has been Chitwan, in central Nepal. According to the latest report, in Chitwan alone around 24 people have died of dengue fever and more than 7000 are thought to have contracted it. In the past two months …

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