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September 12, 2019

US alerts citizens against dengue infection

Mosquito: Carrier of dengue: photo-earth.com

Kathmandu: The United States (US) has issued a travel notice urging its citizens to be careful after the outbreak of dengue and other mosquito-related diseases.

The US issuing a notice urged its citizens to remain cautious on trips to Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the American continents due to the increase in the risk of mosquito-related disease dengue, according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Dengue infections have increased in the past few months in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, North and South America. The data released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that dengue infections are high in Bangladesh, French Polynesia (Tahiti and Borabora), the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and the Marshall Islands and due to this America has requested its travelers to be careful especially while traveling in these areas.

Although the CDC does not mention Nepal’s name in the list of countries most affected by dengue, it is included in the map of affected areas.

In South Asian countries along with India and Pakistan, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, and New Caledonia are also included in affected areas suggested to be alert in these countries.

 Nepal ahead in South Asia

News18 reported that although many countries in Asia are affected by the malarial disease, Nepal is ahead in taking action against malarial disease than its neighboring countries like India and Bangladesh. It also praised Nepal for creating awareness campaigns against Dengue in cooperating with the local level bodies and people to prevent dengue.

In South Asian countries, Bangladesh is reported to be on the rise of malarial infections. Concerns have been raised after the increase in infection.

Neighboring country China also has been affected by dengue. According to the media reports, more than 600 people from East China have been infected by dengue.

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