KAKADVITTA, OCT 03 -
Dengue , an infectious disease caused by mosquito bite, is taking its toll in Jhapa district lately.
Health workers said 17 people, including 13 from Mechinagar Municipality alone, are found to have been infected with the disease.Lekhnath Khatiwada, assistant health worker at the Kakadvitta Health Post, said dengue 5s iphone cases on sale are found mostly in Kakadvitta and its adjoining areas.
The disease, which is transmitted by female mosquitoes named Aedes aegypti, causes fever and severe pain in the joints.
Bed Prasad Ghimire, official at the District Public Health Office (DPHO), said his office has carried out publicity and awareness programmes in order to control the disease in the affected areas.
The health officials suspect that the disease was transmitted to local people who went to Indian town of Siliguri which is greatly affected by dengue in past few months.
Meanwhile, the number of patients suffering from the disease reached 25 in Parsa district. DPHO chief Arun Kumar Mahato said 12 patients are receiving treatment in various hospitals while 13 others returned homes after treatment.