Epidemic Hazard – Asia – Nepal


EDIS Number: EH-20120403-34757-NPL
Date / time: 03/04/2012 12:48:28 [UTC]
Event: Epidemic Hazard
Area: Asia
Country: Nepal
State/County: Central Region
Location: [Mahottari District]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A

Description:

Measles has taken severe form at various places in Mahottari district. It is an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash, which occurs primarily in children The disease has spread in various VDCs including the municipality area in the district with the change in weather and onset of summer. The flow of patients visiting the Mahottari District Hospital and various Health and Sub-Health Posts has increased in the last few days. The disease was mostly seen in Ankar, Bathanaha, Halkhori, Nainhi, Suga, Simardahi, Pigauna, Parikauli VDCs including various wards in Jaleshwor Municipality. Measles has also broken out in Gaushala, Ramnagar, Nigaul, Aurahi, Hathilet, Kisannagar, Bijurpura, Loharpatti and other VDCs in the district, said local residents. Generally, the villagers do not seek medical service for treatment of measles in the belief that it would be cured automatically within a week.

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