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Dengue cases climb to 9 as two new cases reported in Myagdi

9 May 2020, Myagdi

Spread of dengue infection amidst the risk of coronavirus has increased the fear of double infection among the people in Myagdi district.

Two more people were found infected by dengue in Myagdi on Friday. With this, the number of dengue cases in the district has reached nine.

Two youths, one from Bhirmuni and another from Chhapa of Beni municipality tested positive for dengue fever, Beni hospital’s clinical chief, Dr Nawaraj Bastakoti, said.

“We are at high risk of dengue. There are signs that dengue will give us trouble this year,” he said.

According to Dr Bastakoti, there are six dengue patients in Beni municipality, two in Mangala rural municipality, and one in Malika rural municipality of the district so far.

He said the patients have not come from outside districts and are from the rural areas of the district itself, which calls for timely precaution and preventive measures.

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