Dengue uptick in Nepal

Efforts to prevent the introduction of COVID-19 infections are said to have left the country at risk of dengue fever, with no current plans for containment and cases starting to rise. There have been calls for plans to avoid a repeat of last year’s large outbreak which produced over 14,500 dengue cases and six deaths. On another note, national authorities in both Nepal and China have cancelled the annual Mt Everest climbing season this year. And Bangladesh is reporting higher densities of Aedes mosquito larvae in some Dhaka districts and a concerning 4-fold increase in dengue cases compared to the same period last year (the worst on record for dengue). Read more.

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