Malaria cases still high in Kailali

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Dhangadhi, Aug 17: Despite continuous efforts from the government level to control malaria, 195 cases of this mosquito-borne infectious disease were found in Kailali, a district in the western Tarai, in a year. 

The District Public Health Office (DPHO), Kailali said in the last one year, the parasites of malaria were found on 195 people. Nepali migrant workers returned from India are the most vulnerable group to the infection of this disease, DPH Malaria section chief Uday Shanker Saha said. Likewise, lack of public awareness on the prevention and control of this infective disease is behind its increasing cases in the district. 

In fiscal year 2070-71 BS, malaria parasites were found on 179 people and this number rose to 255 in the fiscal year 2071-72 BS. 

The Office records show that in the past one month, 15 new malaria patients were found in the district. Kanchanpur and Kailali remain as the most vulnerable zones to malaria in Nepal.


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